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Ag Succession and Future Proofing Forum – Richmond

July 19, 2023 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Hear from succession expert Scott Patterson who will give local business owners strategic advice and practical solutions on how to manage succession and negotiation to ensure your business remains sustainable and profitable during the succession or acquisition process.

Topics include

  • Summary of business structures
  • What is succession Planning?
  • Issues and Barriers
  • Business verses assets
  • Management and ownership succession
  • Business considerations, Financial considerations, and Personal goals
  • Following a process
  • Case study and group discussion


Participants will have the opportunity to talk to Scott one-on-one about their own succession process.

Southern Gulf NRM CEO Geoff Penton will discuss Climate Change and Drought Resilience Planning and provide information on climate changes in the region over the years.

Royal Flying Doctor Service representatives will be available for health checks throughout the day.


  • 8:15am – 9:00am: Coffee, Meet and Greet
  • 9:00am -10:30am: Ag Succession Part I
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Morning Tea
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm: Ag Succession Part II
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm: Managing Your Health
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm: Afternoon Tea
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Climate Change and Drought Resilience Planning
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Coffee and Close



  • $50.00 Registration Fee per participant. Extra family members are $10.00 per person. Includes catering for the day.


About your presenters

Scott Patterson – Having grown up on family grazing properties in western and southern Queensland, Scott has a desire to support and help develop regional Australia. This has seen him focus his contribution as a business and community leader around his acknowledged expertise in business management, governance, and structuring for growth.

Geoff Penton – A natural resource manager and Landcare specialist with over 30 years of experience, Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Southern Gulf NRM. Geoff’s dedication to the industry has stemmed from growing up in a family farming and tourism business background, and he strives to have a positive impact on the Southern Gulf region.

TNQ Drought Hub Facilitator

Dr Jane Oorschot – Jane has extensive human resource management experience in both technical and managerial roles across the public and private sectors. Jane has strengths in coaching, facilitation, performance management, strategic workforce planning, stakeholder engagement and strategic project delivery. Jane is also an experienced Human Resources Management and Management Lecturer coordinating and delivering undergraduate and post graduate programs.


July 19, 2023
8:15 am - 4:00 pm


Southern Gulf NRM
TNQ Drought Hub


Richmond, Queensland 4822 Australia + Google Map

Would you like to get involved in the TNQ Hub? Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to attend? We’d love to hear from you! Please email tnqhub@jcu.edu.au