Farm workers grow communication skills

The Limestone Coast Women in Ag Network will host trainer and coach Jeanette Long who is passionate about developing people skills in agriculture, for an Effective Conversations workshop.

The workshop will be held on July 29 in Millicent.

Ms Long will deliver an interactive workshop that gives you insights into why you can communicate with some members of your farm team or family members and not others, exploring strategies to achieve effective communication.

The workshop will examine communication styles, effects of stress on communication, practical tips for working in teams and running meetings, develop your confidence as a team member and identify the skills you bring to a group.

Ms Long is a director, facilitator, trainer and coach for Ag Consulting Co.

MacKillop Group chief executive Meg Bell said Ms Long was well known and respected for her focus on developing people skills in agriculture and delivers a range of training programs, manages projects as well as coaching individuals across Australia and New Zealand.

She assists organisations and farm families with succession and strategic and business planning.

“We’re very excited to host Jeanette Long in the Limestone Coast”, she said.

“Good communication is one of the key skills for success in life and building resilience, being able to have highly experienced and respected workshop presenter, Jeanette Long, in the region is a great opportunity to improve your communication skills.

“As communication always involves more than one person we’re encouraging women to bring along members of their wider team, such as work colleagues, family members and partners.”

The Limestone Coast Women in Ag Network (LCWiAN) is a network for women in the agriculture industry in the Limestone Coast to communicate with and support each other in both a social and a professional capacity, building strong connectedness in the region.

MacKillop Farm Management Group is coordinating the network and is excited to work with DairySA, Lucerne Australia, the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan, Women in Business and Regional Development, WoTL (Women Together Learning) and the Limestone Coast Landscape Board to establish the network.

This network is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and their Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, which is administered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

During 2022, the Network has two more events planned, Financial Awareness (date to confirmed) and an evening networking event on August 26 at Keith.

For more information, to join the network or to register for a Limestone Coast Women in Ag Network event head to www.mackillopgroup.com.au or contact MFMG Communications and Events Officer, Sally Klose on 0427 829 143.

Anyone interested in attending can also contact one of the partner organisations – DairySA, Lucerne Australia, the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan, Women in Business and Regional Development, WoTL (Women Together Learning) and the Limestone Coast Landscape Board.

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