Coaching kick starts young farmers and fishers
THREE farming and fishing businesses run by young producers will start a pilot program receiving 12-months tailored coaching on how to succeed.
Run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Young Farmer Business Program, Coffs Harbour commercial fisher Danny Green has been selected as one of the participants.
He joins Manning Valley dairy farmers Adam and Sophie Cooke, and Forbes sheep and crop growers Jarrod and Emma Amery in the scheme.
Danny said he supplies fresh fish to the Coffs Harbour Fisherman's Co-op and the Sydney Fish Market.
"I have always wanted to work for myself and always had a love for fishing and the ocean,” he said.
"I think the business coaching program will help me to become proactive rather than reactive and develop a clear vision on how to achieve my end goals.”
DPI acting program manager Pip Job said the pilot program would make a huge difference for the young, passionate agriculture and aquaculture producers.
"The business program is committed to promote and create opportunities for young farmers and fishers to expand their business aspirations,” she said.
"We understand the challenges young farmers and fishers face to improve their business skills.
"The 12-month program will provide personalised business coaching to help them reach their goals.”