The Andersons Centre has run training courses in farm business management for a variety of organisations. Trainees gain a thorough understanding of how farm finances operate and what can be done to improve business performance. Topics may include farm economics, business structures, budgeting & benchmarking, accounts analysis, support structures, grants & funding and decision-making on farm.
The courses use a mix of presentations, exercises, group working, case studies and even on-farm demonstrations to provide the best learning experience. They are aimed at both farmers and those dealing with farmers.
Key benefits to clients include:
- Understanding how to enhance profitability and farm-level performance.
- Improve staff skills in dealing with farmers in terms of communication, awareness of challenges facing farmers, and having better “conversations” with farmers on their needs.
- Get more ‘respect’ from farmers and become ‘partners’ in the decision-making process on farms.
As courses are tailored according to clients’ specific needs, the content of each course varies and does not follow a “standardised” formula. If you could like further information, please contact us.
We are also happy to participate in training events run by other organisations and we have regularly undertaken a module as part of a wider training course, for example, doing a three-hour module as part of a two-day training course.