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In The Loop e-News from Partners in Grain WA  
June 2015
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In this Issue:

Post-Seeding Professional Development

Get social with PinG WA

In the PinG Pipeline

Beyond PinG: other opportunities

Acknowledging our Supporters

Get social with PinG WA

It's instant & easily accessible. It's short & sharp.
That's why PinG WA is beginning to use social media as a key tool to distribute upcoming opportunities & useful snippets.

If you would like to stay In the Loop:


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In 2014 PinG delivered training to more than 520 participants in WA.
Over 98% said they would recommend the training to other growers.

Post-Seeding Professional Development with PinG

A swag of post-seeding workshops are now open for registrations.
More are still being scheduled.


Did you have everything you needed to induct your casual staff at seeding?  Looking for ways to improve the system for harvest?  Did you manage to use your tablet efficiently to record what happened where and when, and keep everyone else up to date at the same time?   Would refreshing your office management skills give you some much needed motivation?
These are all GRDC funded workshops being delivered by Partners in Grain with support from other partners.
 
Being a Better Boss (IR) Workshops are being held in Coorow, Beacon and Nyabing / Pingrup.
 
Being a Better Boss (HR) Workshops are being held in Esperance and Hyden
 
Office Efficiencies Workshops are being held in Darkan and Wickepin.
 
Technology, Tablets & Tips Workshops are being held in Katanning, Hyden and Newdegate.

Does your town need a workshop?
We only require a minimum of 8 farm businesses to register.

Being a Better Boss:
Employment Obligatio
ns (IR)
This is workshop is developed specifically for farm businesses.

 

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 
Coorow - Thursday 18 June

Beacon - Thursday 23 July

Nyabing / Pingrup - Date to be confirmed

Corrigin - Date to be confirmed

Those responsible for the admin (contracts, record keeping, wages, etc) of employees should attend.
Have your questions answered. Ensure you’re not putting your business at risk.

The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a farm business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)


A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.
 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online.

REGISTER NOW

 
   

Grower Feedback - Being a Better Boss: Employment Obligations 

Recommended by 100% of growers from 8 workshops held in WA.

"Fantastic! Is a must for all grain growers / farmers"

"I was surprised at the different understanding of the requirements needed by employers. This is one of the best workshops that I have attended for some time. Well done."

"An outstanding presentation. Important information presented in an interesting and interactive manner. This information is vital for small farming businesses to protect themselves."

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Being a Better Boss:
Managing People (HR)
This is workshop is developed specifically for farm businesses.

 

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 
Esperance - Friday 28 August

Hyden - Monday 14 September

Learn skills to be a better boss, from identifying your labour needs to managing performance once employees are in place. 
All members of the business who are involved with managing staff are encouraged to attend.


The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.
 

$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a farm business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)


A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.
 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online.

REGISTER NOW

 
  

Grower Feedback - Being a Better Boss: Managing People 

Recommended by 98% of growers from the 14 workshops held in WA.

"A very important day with a lot to learn"

"Loved it! So helpful and life changing! "

"Helps you to consider and set up systems for employing and managing staff. "

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Farm Office Efficiencies:
More Organisation. Less Office Time
This is workshop is developed specifically for farm businesses.

 

 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 
Darkan - Monday 22 June

Wickepin - Tuesday 23 June

Ongerup - tentative

Learn practical ways to set up and manage your farm office with an interactive day full of useful tips, information and motivation. This workshop comes highly recommended from both office work beginners and those who have years of experience managing the office.

The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 20 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a farm business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)


A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.
 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online.

REGISTER NOW

 
  

Grower Feedback - Farm Office Efficiencies: 

Recommended by 99% of growers from 6 workshops held in WA.

"Very interactive, great learning tool"

"Very interesting and valuable to current farm business owners or for those just starting out."

"Great workshop to help give you the courage and inspiration to make changes
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Technology, Tablets & Tips:
Managing your business on the go**

** This is not a workshop for absolute beginners. It is expected that participants in this workshop will already own, and have a basic understanding of a smart phone or tablet, and its functions. It is aimed at people wishing to use their device for business & efficiency purposes. Participants will bring their own devices to the workshop.


 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 


Katanning - Wednesday 22 July

Hyden - Thursday 23 July

Newdegate - Thursday 15 October


The workshop runs 8.45am – 3pm.
Min 8 farm businesses. Maximum 15 participants.
 
$165 (inc GST) for the first person from a business.
$110 (inc GST) for any other members of the same business.
(No discount for non-farm businesses)

A workshop manual and catering are included in your registration.

 
For full details, see the flyer.

All registrations are taken online. 

REGISTER NOW

 

     

Grower Feedback - Technology, Tablets & Tips: 

Recommended by 97% of growers from 15 workshops held in WA.

"Broaden your view to running your business"

"Simplifies the use of large data and cloud using applications and their effectiveness"

"Interesting. tricky and probably need to know basics. Very interesting & amazing to see what is available"
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In the PinG Pipeline
 

Feedback from more than 500 workshop evaluations has given PinG WA some very clear directions for new projects.

 

HR & IR Implementation Checklists

Currently two of our Being A Better Boss workshop facilitators are developing checklists for both the Employment Obligations and Managing People workshops.

The checklists will help participants implement what they learn at the workshops with references to other resources and lists of what you need to check off in the process of employing staff.

The PinG IR Checklist will be distributed to all past participants of the Employment Obligations workshop.
 

The PinG HR Checklist will be distributed to all past participants of the Managing People workshop.
 

Advanced Skills Summit

Another clear message coming through from the workshop evaluations is that growers want to know more. More advanced skills that follow on from the PinG workshops, the ability to question and clarify what they have learnt and the opportunity to learn from other growers' experiences.

In Autumn next year PinG WA will be hosting in a Summit in Perth for women of WA farm businesses that will provide these opportunities.

If you would like to stay updated on the Summit and everything that it will cover please LIKE us on facebook or FOLLOW us on twitter. As it enables instant news updates, Social Media will be one of the main ways in which we bring this opportunity to you.

 
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Beyond PinG: other opportunities
 

Here's a few other snippets and opportunities you may be interested in. These are not associated with PinG, so please follow the link and contact the organisation directly.

 

THRIVE Webinar Series

From the National Rural Women's Coalition.
A 3 part webinar series designed for women living in rural, regional and remote areas in WA. Goal Setting. Healthy Foundations. Building Strong Communities.
RSVP by next Wednesday 10 June 2015

 

GRDC Western Panel Positions

Have you got a passion for the grains industry? 
Applications close next Tuesday 9 June 2015

 

Muresk Short Courses

There are plenty of Short Courses running all the way through to harvest. 
Farm safety, PA, Project Management, Chem Cert and plenty more.

 

Australian Farmer of the Year Awards

Do you know who could be the grain grower, livestock grower, young farmer or student of the year?
Nominations close 29 June 2015.
 

Other WA Events

The Grower Group Alliance's (GGA) events calendar is always up to date and is a fantastic go-to for ag industry events in WA.
Whether you use it to find out what's on locally or what dates are free to host your event, it is very handy.
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Acknowledging our Supporters

Who supports PinG?

The 4 workshops PinG offers are part of a national GRDC project. The project funded the development of the workshop materials and the delivery of 12 workshops in WA across 2014 and 2015.

Last year DAFWA supported PinG by funding the delivery of another 30 of these workshops. In 2015 DAFWA has continued its support of PinG by funding the delivery of another 10 workshops.

For the second year running, Grain Growers Ltd are sponsoring our Technology, Tablets & Tips workshops.

All of this support allows PinG WA to offer the number of opportunities it does at a substantially reduced rate to the farm business.

 

What does this enable PinG to do this year?

Prior to seeding PinG WA hosted 7 workshops across the state.

We currently have another 11 workshops confirmed for the remainder of the year, plus more are being requested each week.

In March we teed up with the Grower Group Alliance and hosted Mark McKeon's "Go Zone" for a 2 week road show taking in 8 towns.

At the moment we have two new
projects in the pipeline, plus a couple of others on the horizon. All of which are aimed at strengthening WA farm businesses and their associated communities.
 
                      
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Partners in Grain (PinG) is an Australia-wide not for profit organisation that aims to build the capacity of the West Australian grains industry by facilitating professional development opportunities for everyone within the on-farm business unit.
 
PinG was launched in 2001 and operates via reference groups. PinG has a project that is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. PinG is also sponsored by industry organisations.

 

 


PinG WA Coordinator:
Erin Green
Email: wa@partnersingrain.org.au
Phone: 0429 108 936 
Post: PO Box 27, Nabawa WA, 6532            

 

PinG WA Sub Coordinator:
Julie Alvaro
Email: wa@partnersingrain.org.au

 

State Reference Group:
Partners in Grain WA could not do what it does without the direction and support of the State Reference Group.

CHAIR - Nicole Batten, Yuna         
jjnjbatten@bigpond.com                    

Debrah Clarke, Lake Grace            Alison Cooke, Badgingarra           Hayley Wandel,Esperance

dclarke4@bigpond.com                   alicooke@bigpond.com                    mhwandel@bigpond.com


Julie Ramm, Dumbleyung              Bronwyn Fox, Dandaragan              Natalie Hogg, Williams
rammfarming@bigpond.com           bronwynfox@westnet.com.au             nathogg@hotmail.com 

Tracey Hobbs, Toodyay
tracehobbs@hotmail.com



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