Focus on the Business – Te Aroha, November 26th

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Our hosts, DBOY finalists Richard and Davina Syme, will reveal how they have built a profitable farm business that also allows them to achieve their off-farm goals.



Making your farm work for you

Do you want to set your farm up so you don’t have to milk? Maybe you want to pursue options off-farm, or a change of pace, or a better work/life balance, but you can’t choose the best solution. Whether it is taking on a farm manager or a contract milker, leasing the farm, or something else.

The Symes have evaluated their options and come up with an answer that works for them. We will find out what their KPIs are, how they developed structures so the farm runs smoothly in their absence, and how they work with their staff to achieve successful outcomes.

Growing your business

Nigel McWilliam, MBS Advisors, has a wealth of experience advising farmers throughout their dairy careers. He will talk about how you can develop innovative strategies to exit farming, or to grow your business so you can take that next step. He will also touch on the characteristics of profitable farmers, and share insights about the current banking environment and how it may affect your business.

Cropping – fitting the puzzle together

Ian Williams, Pioneer, will talk about how you can fit crops into your system, what to feed when, and how to prepare for, and grow, a first-class maize crop.


Free event, all welcome

Morning tea: 10.15 am

Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)

Event Details

Start date: November 26, 2019

End date: November 26, 2019

Start time: 10:15 a.m.

End time: 01:00 p.m.

Venue: Richard and Davina Syme, 245 Piraunui Rd, Te Aroha, S/N 76136

Email: [email protected]

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