New Coordinator for WA
There is a changing of the guard at PinG WA, as Coordinator of four years, Erin Green passes the baton onto former West Midlands Group Executive Officer, Hellene McTaggart.

With a background in Arts Management, Hellene turned her focus to Agriculture on moving to the wheatbelt in 2008.

[Image L-R: Outgoing WA Coordinator, Erin Green and Hellene McTaggart] 
After four years at West Midlands Group, Hellene and husband Ben relocated to the family farm in Mingenew where she has continued to work in a consulting capacity and raise their young family.

Hellene sits on the Board of the revitalised Mingenew Midwest Expo and has played a key role in the event's recent success, overseeing the Marketing and Communications portfolio.

You can contact Hellene via email or mobile 0477 083 999.
Erin to continue with PinG

Lucky for us, Erin will still be staying in the PinG family, continuing on as National Executive Officer as the organisation transitions to a state-based organisation model.

PinG WA has gone from strength to strength under Erin’s leadership,
delivering near-on 80 GRDC business workshops, the 2016 ‘INSPIRE’ conference and leading the development of a number of new professional development programs including the soon-to-be released third instalment of the Being a Better Boss workshop series.
Registrations open BROOMEHILL : BBB2 (IR) workshop
Thanks to our friends at RSM Albany and Katanning, PinG will present GRDC's:
Being a Better Boss
Legal Obligations for Farmers (IR)

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 9am - 3pm
Broomehill Complex (Tie Line Road)
$220 (inc GST) for the first person from a farm business; $132 (inc GST) for any additional members of the same business.
This workshop will fill fast so don't delay, register online now. For more information click here
New Being a Better Boss workshop available pre-seeding

Following on from the grower demand and positive feedback of the Being a Better Boss workshops, PinG has just developed the third instalment in the series. The new workshop focuses on team productivity, time management and being able to recognise your management style and how it impacts others.
Too busy to attend a workshop- well this one is for you!

PinG WA has negotiated with GRDC to fund the delivery of nine workshops in WA this year: three in the Northern port zone; three in Kwinana East; and one in each of the other port zones.

If you’d like this new workshop run in your town, please let us know ASAP by contacting Hellene McTaggart or phone 0477 083 999. We require a minimum of eight farm businesses. 
If you’re quick we may be able to organise your workshop pre-seeding!

Collaborating for a more efficient ag industry

On Thursday 9 February PinG WA partnered with Western Dairy to deliver our GRDC 'Farm Office Efficiency' workshop. 29 dairy farmers attended the full-day session which was run by our office guru, facilitator Jean Walker at the Abbey Beach Resort in Busselton.
Jean once again worked her magic, the workshop was an overwhelming success with a 100% recommendation rate and participants brimming with positivity and determined to implement changes immediately.
"A great day to help organise an plan you office and work. Emphasises the importance of the office work to the farm business."

Funded by dairy levies Western Dairy is one of eight Regional Development Programs that are spread throughout the nation’s key dairy areas and operates under the auspices of Dairy Australia. It services WA’s 150 dairy businesses and has a strong focus on strengthening farm business management and HR management.
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Partners in Grain (PinG) is an Australia-wide not for profit organisation that aims to build the capacity of the grains industry by facilitating professional development opportunities for everyone within the farm business.
PinG was launched in 2001 and operates via volunteer reference groups.

PinG WA Coordinator:
Hellene McTaggart
Phone: 0477 083 999 
Post: PO Box 47, Mingenew WA 6522

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

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