Agriculture and Farm Management

Environmental & Agriculture

Course Info

Duration: 2 Weeks

Fees: 2,600

Type: Online

Available Dates

Fees

  • Sep-27-2021

    2,600

  • Oct-25-2021

    2,600

  • Nov-29-2021

    2,600

  • Dec-27-2021

    2,600

  • Jan-24-2022

    2,600

  • Feb-28-2022

    2,600

  • Mar-28-2022

    2,600

  • Apr-25-2022

    2,600

  • May-23-2022

    2,600

Course Details

Course Outline

10 days course

Strategic Planning

 

  • Planning procedures; the policy formulation approach,
  • Strategic management approach, initial strategy approach;
  • Farm business structures;
  • Management plans; financial terminology and the money market;
  • Finding finance;
  • Rural finance sources;
  • Financial terminology and record keeping;
Business Plans

 

  • Farm Planning;
  • Quality management systems;
  • Whole farm planning; Preparing a business plan;
  • Integrated production plans.
Business Assessment

 

  • Business goals;
  • Factors involved in business assessment;
  • Considering factors affecting your business;
  • Drawing conclusions.
Viability Analysis

 

  • Assessing profit;
  • Risk analysis and managing risk;
  • Standards; Cost efficiency;
  • Cost of production;
  • Quality and quantity standards;
  • Financial records;
  • The bookkeeping process;
  • End of period accounting;
  • Cash flow; Example of budget;
  • Sensitivity analysis.
Management Strategies

 

  • Organising the workplace;
  • Scheduling;
  • Production systems; system variables;
  • Animal production systems;
  • Lot feeding;
  • Cropping systems;
  • Polyculture;
  • Office systems; Computers;
  • Business diversification; Value adding.
Human Resources

 

  • Supervision;
  • Organisational structures;
  • Leadership; Workplace changes;
  • Interviewing, recruitment and staff induction;
  • Giving instructions; managing human resources;
  • Work scheduling;
Health and safety

 

  • Occupational Health and safety;
  • Duty of care;
  • Protective equipment;
  • Dealing with chemicals;
  • Handling tools and equipment;
  • Safety auditing.
Physical Resources

 

  • Managing equipment, machinery and buildings;
  • Managing physical resources;
  • Engineering efficiency;
  • Animal structures.
Natural Resources

 

  • Land Care programs;
  • Rehabilitation;
  • Trees; Erosion control;
  • Soil degradation; Salinity;
  • Soil acidification: Compaction;
  • Chemical Residues;
  • Water management;
  • Water quality;
  • Irrigation and watering systems.
Regulations and legislation

 

  • The Agriculture Regulations
  • The Agricultural Products, Food and Drink Regulations
  • The Specific Food Hygiene Regulations
  • Contract law; Elements of a simple contract