Next Gen helping Mackay growers improve their business management

26 February 2014
Media Release

Next Gen has put the call out to young cane farmers and industry professionals to take part in a Business Planning & Cash Flow management workshop in Mackay next week.

The course will cover topics such as Business Structures, Government Regulations, Legal and Taxation Issues, Income & Cash Flow Projections, Profit & Loss and Break-Even Projections.

Next Gen Officer, Gerard Puglisi, says the feedback received from participants who have completed the course in other areas has been extremely positive.

‘We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the workshops and I encourage all young cane farmers to take part.’

‘We have been able to secure funding which means we can offer the course to participants for the heavily subsided price of $150 per person.’

‘Elements from the course are taken from a nationally accredited training package and credits can be gained towards further studies and is open to all young cane farmers and sugar industry professionals to attend,’ says Gerard.

Next Gen will also be at Grower Innovative Virtual Expo (GIVE) and Field Day in Innisfail mid-March.

‘GIVE is a very important event in the sugar industry as it is the only event in the entire sugar industry that allows innovative growers to share their knowledge and practices with other growers,’ says Gerard.

The Mackay workshop will be held at West Tigers League Club in Walkerston on Tuesday 4th March. To register for the course, or to find out more, please call (07) 3839 1900.

GIVE will be held on 18th & 19th March in Innsifail, followed by the Innisfail Agricultural Field Day on 20th March. For more information please contact Innisfail Canegrowers on 4063 2477.

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