Succession Planning: Insider Tips With Practical Advice

Ageing farmers and rural business people need a plan for their future that will stand the test of time.

The second webinar in Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network’s Take Flight series offers participants the opportunity to learn more about how to initiate just such a plan, one that may save your family acres of heartache in the future. On 28th April 2016, Susan Bryant, Agricultural Planning Specialist Advisor from Seeds of Advice, will share her five practical rules for longevity for family farms and small businesses. The Webinar is free to QRRRWN members and just $20.00 for non-members.

Susan Bryant has worked with hundreds of farming families and a number of families, and has had almost a decade in private wealth management with families who fall into the ‘family dynasty’ category. This wealth of experience provides her with extensive insights into the challenges for families facing the future as they age, and how best to manage their significant assets to support them into the future.

Susan says that, “Planning for what to do with the family farm or business is often one of the most stressful and difficult decisions faced by a family on the land, or those engaged in the small businesses that are the backbone of rural, regional and remote Australia. Australian farmers are ageing. That means difficult decisions have to be implemented, now.”

Susan observes, “In my experience, in big important family decisions it is often women who have to takethe courageous lead to initiate these discussions. My goal is ultimately to change the way we encourage rural families to think about a plan for their future that is going to stand the test of time. It’s simply about creating deeper connections – to each other – to the past and to the future. And most importantly to ourselves.”

Bronwyn Reid, Business Strategist and QRRRWN Board member who is facilitating the webinar series says, ”I am so pleased we are able to offer these insider tips to our members and supporters. Just a quick heads up…. If you’re a Primary Producer or family business owner who’s looking to do the right thing for yourbusiness, for more certainty and harmony about the future in 2016, then this is an important webinar. Getting thorny issues like succession in the open and sorted can help your farm or your business thrive.”

Remember – Thursday 28th April at 12:00 noon (AEST). Come along and make 2016 the best year of your farming family’s life.There are only have 100 spaces for this Webinar, so register quickly.

Registrations can be made online at the QRRRWN website.

Enquires can be directed to webinar@qrrrwn.org.au.