PinG WA is a dynamic and visionary organisation which is highly regarded by farmers, agribusiness, research development corporations and government agencies. Our focus is on upskilling farm business managers so that they can make positive changes in their farm business to achieve greater efficiencies in their HR, IR, financial and office management resulting in increased profitability.
We are selective in our partnerships and collaborate with likeminded organisations and agencies. We know one size does not fit all and so we tailored our partnerships to ensure that value is maximised for both parties and the result is valuable and applicable professional development outcomes for our growers, when and where it is needed.
PinG WA welcomed RSM as an official partner in 2018. The organisations have a long history of working together to deliver business skills outcomes to farmers across WA.
The 2018 partnership will see: four of our new Farm Finance for Performance workshops delivered pre-seeding; sponsorship of INSPIRE; specialised farm finance information through ‘In the Loop’; and vital in-kind support to PinG WA through advice and meeting facilities.
Rural Bank and Geraldton Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank
Thriving farming businesses in WA’s midwest is a key priority of Geraldton Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank (GCB). And together with agribusiness specialist, Rural Bank, GCB is proudly supporting the ‘Paperless Office Midwest Roadshow’.
The support of GCB and Rural Bank is enabling farmers in WA’s midwest to be the amongst the first in Australia to access the new ‘Paperless Farm Office‘ business skills workshop.
The ‘Paperless Office Midwest Roadshow‘ will be delivered in the farming communities of Mingenew, Mullewa and Binnu in April 2018.
The Grains Research Development Corporation is supporting the 2017 roll-out of the new ‘Being a Better Boss: Team Productivity & Time Management’ workshop across the WA growing region. As part of this support PinG WA is able to offer this course to participants at a discounted rate of $165 for the first member of a farm business and $110 for additional members attending from the same farm business.
PinG and GRDC have a successful partnership which spans many years and has resulted in the development of four farm business training workshops which are now offered across Australia through the PinG Alliance members. The workshops developed with the support of GRDC are: Being a Better Boss: Managing People; Being a Better Boss: Legal Obligations for Farmers; Farm Office Efficiencies; and Technology, Tips and Tables.
Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women (FAAW)
The Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women operated as a national organisation between 1995 and 2016 to provide for disadvantaged rural women and to advance all women in agricultural occupations and rural communities around Australia. In 2017 FAAW wound down and gifted the remaining its funds to PinG WA to develop the first workshop in the ‘Farm Finance for Performance’ series. This workshop is the legacy of FAAW and will assist rural Australian women managing or administering farm finances to gain confidence in their role and position as an equal partner and contributor to their business.