Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Sue middleton presentation for blog latest


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Sue middleton presentation for blog latest

  2. 2. Who am I?<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Drivers Australian Agriculture<br />Changing consumer demand<br />80/20 rule fast becoming 90/10<br />Adding value<br />Climate variability<br />Peaks and troughs of the commodity market<br />Technology pot-hole<br />Policy risks<br />New generation of farmers<br />
  9. 9. Impact on Family Farms<br />Family farms make up 93% of Australian agriculture<br />ROA for middle and bottom of each market below bond rate<br />Pressure from variable climate<br />Increased rate of aggregation<br />Increased debt<br />Feeling isolated from policy decisions<br />Urgent need for new sets of skills (marketing, risk management, investment management, systems development, HR management)<br />Need for strong business background and education<br />
  10. 10. Challenges<br />
  11. 11. Directing Investment<br />MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS<br />BUSINESS STRENGTH<br />
  12. 12. Assessing and Managing Risk<br />
  13. 13. Factoring in Uncertainty<br />Predictive capacity – scanning and foresighting – how porous is your business? What is coming over the horizon?<br />Liquidity – is it sufficient?<br />Capital raising capacity (equity, debt) under stress?<br />What’s your spread of risks and opportunities?<br />Complexity of the system you’re in – how are other players acting? What is the value chain doing?<br />Which lever can you use PRICE X YIELD - COST<br />
  14. 14. Adaptive Capacity<br />Reference: Carl Sussman<br />
  15. 15. Family farm – Decision making processes<br />Challenge of getting everyone on the same page and keeping them there!<br />Building dynamic processes that allow entry, exit, shareholding managed as assets<br />Handling leadership transitions<br />Continuous renewal of the business model<br />Performance management within a family<br />Making business decisions, not based on family dynamic<br />
  16. 16. What’s happening to Women?<br />Working more on farm<br />Working more to managing the farm business<br />Working more off farm<br />More involved in community and volunteering activities<br />Reduced time with family and reduced leisure time<br />Ref: Curtin University Research <br />
  17. 17. Factors in Women’s Participation<br />
  18. 18. My RIRDC Project<br />Develop a decision support tool to enable commercialisation of the technology on farm.<br />Business case development and promotion.<br />Look at examples of regional community anerobic digestors for potential application in Wheatbelt communities of WA.<br />Future – environmentally branded pork product (market eco-credentials)<br />
  19. 19. The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams<br />Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Thank you for your time!<br />Sue Middleton<br />P 08 96711915<br />M 0427 996 730<br />E:<br />
  22. 22. NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK, ACT<br />Is this the image you visualised?<br />
  23. 23. Mark Whitten – Extension Officer Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation<br />
  24. 24. Small Group Challenges<br />Exploring communication, support, encouragement and success parameters......and for the majority becoming familiarised with the emotions attached to fear of heights.<br />
  25. 25. BASIC CAMPING <br />A team building exercise in itself!<br />
  26. 26. Intense physical activity to explore performance under pressure and group motivation strategies<br />
  27. 27. Chasing an Elephant with a 4WD<br />
  28. 28. SECRETS of a SUCCESSFUL 4WD TEAM<br />Communication Support Encouragement Planning<br />
  29. 29. ABSEIL 1ABSEIL 2<br />
  30. 30. ABSEIL 2<br />
  31. 31. TEAMWORK – Abseiling for Backpacks<br />
  32. 32. DESCENT = ACHIVEMENT<br />
  33. 33. VALUES JOURNEY<br />“Personal Leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them”<br />- Stephen R. Covey (Author The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)<br />
  34. 34. Visiting ‘Our House’<br />- Question Time in both the Senate & House of Representatives<br /><ul><li>Meeting with Senator Gary Humphries (Member for the ACT)
  35. 35. Back of House Tour
  36. 36. Networking with MP’s and Staff</li></li></ul><li>Tools Acquired in the Classroom<br />Facilitating effective meetings<br />Conflict Management and Crucial Conversations<br />Understanding Group Dynamics<br />Public Speaking<br />Communication and Body Language<br />Persuasion & Effective Presentations<br />Management vs. Leadership<br />
  37. 37. Invaluable ToolsIdeas shared, Networks expanded and Friendships formed<br />
  38. 38. TRAIL Participants 2010<br />
  39. 39. Thankyou SRDC for your support<br />