In The Loop e-News from Partners in Grain WA  
March 2015
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Get motivated in March!

This is your last chance for pre-seeding workshops & PinG events.
Have you got your employment packages ready for extra staff at seeding?
Is your tablet setup so that you can get some office work done whilst in the paddock?
Do you know how to cope with stress and still work productively?

Hyden. Williams. Beacon.
Partners in Grain WA have Employment Obligations Workshops in these towns in March. 
Cunderdin. Beacon. 
Partners in Grain WA have Technology Workshops in these towns in March. 

Badgingarra. Mingenew. Mullewa. Geraldton.
Merredin. Hyden. Albany. Esperance.

We have a keynote Motivational Speaker doing a roadshow through these towns in March.
In 2014 PinG delivered training to more than 520 participants in WA.
Over 98% said they would recommend the training to other growers.

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



Hyden - This Thursday 5 March 

Williams - Wednesday 18 March

Beacon - Friday 27 March

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)

This workshop has been designed specifically for farm businesses.
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.

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

All registrations are taken online.



Grower Feedback - Being a Better Boss: Employment Obligations 

Recommended by 100% of growers from the 8 workshops held in WA in 2014.

"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."


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.



Cunderdin - Thursday 12 March

Beacon - Friday 13 March

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. 




Grower Feedback - Technology, Tablets & Tips: 

Recommended by 97% of growers from the 15 workshops held in WA in 2014.

"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"

Get in the "GO ZONE"

The Mark McKeon Roadshow
brought to you by
the Grower Group Alliance & PinG WA


Mark McKeon was a standout speaker at the 2014 GGA Forum.
His message regarding managing stress is one that we can all learn from.
His "Go Zone" system for working effectively is simple enough for everyone to implement, especially busy people!

Click on the flyer to enlarge

See the full media release here



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
Phone: 0429 108 936 
Post: PO Box 27, Nabawa WA, 6532            


PinG WA Sub Coordinator:
Julie Alvaro


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                    

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

Julie Ramm, Dumbleyung              Bronwyn Fox, Dandaragan              Natalie Hogg, Williams     

Tracey Hobbs, Toodyay

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