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Services


Our vision is to assist and enable the people and organizations we work with in rural communities to reach their potential.

This is achieved through;

Farm agronomy advice
Farm business management
Facilitation & Training
Local research and development
Co-ordination of field days and study tours
Mentoring and Coaching
Project management services
Online media management services
Video Production

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Services


Our vision is to assist and enable the people and organizations we work with in rural communities to reach their potential.

This is achieved through;

Farm agronomy advice
Farm business management
Facilitation & Training
Local research and development
Co-ordination of field days and study tours
Mentoring and Coaching
Project management services
Online media management services
Video Production

Agronomy


Agronomy


Ag Consulting Co delivers cutting edge technology to clients. Bill  and Stefan work with farmers during the season with approximately five on farm visits and regular phone contact. Newsletter and emails are also sent to clients on a regular basis to keep them up to date with any current or emerging issues.

Key services are:

  • Assisting clients in planning all aspects of their cropping and pasture program
  • Make recommendations on key cropping inputs such as crop variety, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, and overall IPM (integrated pest management) decisions
  • Analysis of harvest results and delivery of the latest research results which influence the production for the following seasons

Business and Strategic Planning


Business and Strategic Planning


We can assist your business or organisation to:

  • Clarify the focus and direction of your business

  • Identify business opportunities

  • Assess viability of expansion opportunities

  • Develop short term objectives and long term strategies

  • Run strategic business meetings

  • Establish Farm Advisory Boards

  • Develop systems to monitor your strategic objectives and strategies

  • Develop transition/succession plans between generations within the business

Ag Consulting Co's Jeanette Long has recently facilitated Strategic Planning development with MacKillop Farm Management Group, Mid North High Rainfall Zone Group and Southern Farming Systems. 

Bill Long chairs several Farm Advisory Boards. Farm advisory boards provide a platform for decision making and discussion to happen on a more formal and regular basis thereby improving the operational performance and resilience of the business.

Creative Communication


Creative Communication


 

• Photography
• Film and animation
• Design
• Creative journalism
• Social media marketing

Facilitation


Facilitation


Facilitation is a structured meeting where the meeting leaders (facilitator) guides the participants through a series of processes to arrive at a result or outcome which is created, understood and accepted by all participants. 

We can assist your organisation or business by facilitating 

  • Strategic plans 

  • Identification of research programs 

  • Building collaboration within your team

  • Running strategic business meetings

  • Developing transition/succession plans between generations within the business

Ag Consulting Cohas recently facilitated strategic planning for Southern Farming Systems, Upper North Farming Systems and the SA Apple and Pear Association. We have also worked with the Natural Resources Boards facilitating project opportunities for sustainable agriculture. 

Jeanette writes a blog to assist people develop their facilitation skills 

 

 

Professional Leadership Coaching


Professional Leadership Coaching


Ag Consulting believe coaching is a conversation where we consider and explore issues together in a safe, confidential environment.

Leadership Coaching – What is it?

Ag Consulting Co work closely with The Forton Group whose definition of coaching is “supporting you to get what you want, without telling you what to do, or doing it for you.”

The Forton Group definition of leader is “being personally successful and enabling success in others.”  We believe that leadership is about the individual, the team they lead, the wider organisation and leadership in society.

Leadership coaching encompasses:-

  • Performance issues – your own and others
  • Career development – supporting your personal success
  • The impact you have as a leader, using your presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Emotional intelligence – including personal confidence and relationships with others.

Project Management


Project Management


Bill and Jeanette Long have over 20 years experience in providing design and delivery of training programs, coaching and project management.

Ag Consulting Co work closely with funding organsiations within Agricultural to provide professional project management in a timely and effective manner.

Recent Project Management examples include:

  • Grain and Graze 3 for East SA
  • PIRSA Rural Women's Leadership
  • GRDC Extension Adoption Training and Support Program
  • National Project Management of GRDC funded program Partners In Grain Project
  • DairySA DAFF 2BHerd Project 
  • Grain and Graze 2 for Eastern SA (funded by GRDC and DAFF Caring for Country) 

Training


Training


Ag Consulting Co has over 20 years experience in designing workshops to meet your needs.

Opportunities

Ignite Leadership Coaching Program - TBA, Adelaide 2016

Facilitation Skills Workshop - TBA, Adelaide 2016

For more information please contact Jeanette or Sharon 

 Recent programs include:- 

  • PIRSA Stepping into Leadership 
  • Extension and Adoption for the Adelaide Mount Lofty NRM Sustainable Ag Team
  • How to communicate with Farmers 
  • SE Leaders Mentor Program
  • Farm Transition workshop for Dairy SA
  • Ignite Program Mentor Training
  • AgEx DAFF Mentor Training
  • New Zealand Agriwomen’s Trust Leadership Modules

Ag Consulting Co are also licenced to deliver the following workshops:-

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The MBTI is the most widely used instrument for understanding normal personality differences. It explains basic patterns in human functioning and is used for a wide range of purposes.

The Forton Group 'Ignite Leadership Coaching'

Coaching is a key leadership skill. Research shows that leaders are more productive when they adopt a coaching style; in one-to-one conversations, performance and team building situations. These leaders are more influential and encourage innovation and accountability.

This two day workshop grows leadership at all levels: it is for supervisors, managers and leaders, HR professionals, coaches, trainers and anyone wishing to support and develop others.

Course Benefits:-

  • Personal and leadership effectiveness
  • Enhanced business performance
  • People supported through change
  • Teams aligned with business strategy
  • Challenging targets achieved

Corporate Coach U 'The Coaching Clinic'

The Coaching Clinic is for professionals - from executives, team leaders, or managers to newly appointed supervisors - who wish to have a fully developed coaching model and platform for skill development.

The Coaching Clinic program generates rapid development of individuals and teams, and increases leadership potential. It is has been brought into corporations worldwide by CCU trained and licensed facilitators, and has earned the reputation as a comprehensive training for managers in core coaching skills.

Benefits of participating in the Coaching Clinic:-

  • Discover coaching as a powerful model of management and leadership
  • Experience and practice "state of the art" coaching tools
  • Learn the structure and process to integrate a coach-approach to management
  • Position the organisation for rapid growth
  • Apply learning within the workplace immediately

Building Personal and Community Resilience

Developed by Organisational Psychologists, Jakie Dackin and Katherine McEwen, this workshop provides practical ways for rural people to build their personal resilience. The workshop objective is to improve the understanding of the need to focus on all four areas of resilience; emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual, in order to keep stress at manageable levels. It focuses on developing skills and strategies to cope with difficult events and situations in our lives – over an extended period such as drought.

Trials


Trials


Ag Consulting Co has small plot trial equipment, which allows is to assess a range of agronomy issues and challenged continuously through out the season. This is an important aspect of our agronomy service as it provides up to date information about weed, pest, disease and farming systems management

Workshop Development


Workshop Development


Ag Consulting Co will design workshops to meet your needs.

 Recent training programs have included:

  • Communicating with Farmers 
  • Leadership for Rural Women - Emerging Leaders
  • Preparing Business Plans,
  • Mentoring,
  • Incorporating leadership coaching into the workplace,
  • Facilitation skills
  • Understanding farm financial records,
  • Building Personal and Community Resilience,
  • Managing Change,
  • Farm Office Management,
  • Plan to Profit (5 year farm financial planning software),
  • Risk Awareness,
  • Farm Family Communication,
  • Communicating between the Generations,
  • Leadership development,
  • Understanding the people in your business (Myers Briggs)
  • Succession planning
  • Business Financial Benchmarking