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To celebrate International Women's Day 2024, GrainGrowers is hosting a special farm finance event on Friday 8 March aimed at fostering connections and empowering women in ag.

This half-day event is developed from grower feedback and combines a financial skill building workshop presented by Carmen Quade (AgriFocused) with interactive networking opportunities. It aligns with this year’s United Nations theme ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate progress'.

Practical exercises will cover:

  • the impact of rising interest rates on loan accessibility.
  • the challenges posed by escalating land prices.
  • valuable insights and strategies for loan acquisition and refinancing.

The day will feature:

  • a practical financial skills-building workshop.
  • an engaging speaker panel with opportunities for Q&A.
  • networking opportunities.
  • delicious canapes.

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a complimentary Annual Report template (valued at $99) and other take-home material for their business.

Don't miss out on this experience.

This event is free, but spaces are limited. Registration essential.

Click here to learn more about International Women's Day.

Register now!
10am-1pm Friday 8 March 2024
Barangaroo Boutique Wines 928 Plush Hannans Road Lower Norton VIC 3401
Registrations close Friday 1 March 2024

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Carmen Quade

Carmen Quade founded AgriFocused in 2019, realising that there was a need for business skills training for farm business owners and managers. Aware that many people were missing out on opportunities to attend face to face training due to work, farm and family responsibilities, she launcher her first online course in 2021. AgriFocused now offers online training in Farm Budgeting, Excel and Farm Office management.

Carmen has worked as a University lecturer in Accounting and Agribusiness and enjoys working with people to improve their business skills. She also has extensive experience in Local Government, both in economic and community development as well as corporate governance.

Together with her husband and other family members, she is a partner in a mixed farming business at Tallimba, in the Northern Riverina. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Agricultural Commerce), a Master of Professional Accounting and a Cert IV in Training Small Groups.

Carmen brings a relaxed atmosphere and a sense of humour to the workshops and seminars she presents and a lived understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in farm business.

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