Ag Succession and Future Proofing Forum, 4-5 June, Taroom

Key takeaways

  • Succession should be treated as an urgent, ongoing process rather than a one-off activity
  • Rural Flying Doctors Service QRIDA and the Rural Financial Counselling Services all provide support for preparedness and building resilience 
  • TNQ Drought Hub ran the event in partnership with Fitzroy Basin Association

The Taroom community recently gathered to learn practical steps and advice on managing the succession journey. Held on June 4-5, the Ag Succession and Future Proofing Forum focused on decision-making for the future and building resilience through multiple topics.

Scott Patterson from Alternate Strategies led detailed sessions for the 20 attendees, outlining the key elements for a successful transition. Scott emphasized that succession should be treated as an urgent, ongoing process rather than a one-off activity.

On the second day, Scott met with several participants for one-on-one appointments to discuss their unique succession experiences.

The forum also featured a presentation from the Rural Flying Doctors Service about mental health and wellbeing. Representatives from QRIDA and the Rural Financial Counselling Services provided an overview of their services, emphasizing support for drought preparedness and resilience building.

Attendees expressed their appreciation for the multi-topic approach noting it was informative, engaging and allowed them to reduce the time spent away from working on their properties and agricultural enterprises.