FREE Property Management Workshop Helps Farmers Understand Financial Systems

Graziers in the Lakelands region are being encouraged to come along to a free property management workshop aimed at bolstering their understanding of financial systems and enhancing their business efficiency. 

Delivered by Bush Agribusiness in collaboration with the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (TNQ Drought Hub), and supported by Cape York NRM, the full-day workshop seeks to empower farmers with essential financial management skills crucial for navigating today’s evolving agricultural landscape.

Taking place on Tuesday February 27, the workshop will be expertly facilitated by Simone Parker, Senior Agribusiness Consultant at Bush Agribusiness, who specialises in developing and implementing strategy for business improvement. 

“In the workshop, participants will gain invaluable insights into crucial financial aspects such as understanding the difference between management accounts and compliance accounts,” explained Ms Parker.


“We will explore the process of setting up or reviewing financial systems, which will include looking at software options to streamline operations and understanding the Chart of Accounts.

“We will also focus on the importance of maintaining accurate herd records and what this can provide about herd and overall business performance.”

TNQ Drought Hub Program Lead Dr Jane Oorschot said the workshop, which is being delivered through the Hub’s Building Human Capacity Program, is designed for both new and seasoned graziers as well as key industry stakeholders.

“The Lakeland Property Management Workshop will equip farmers with the financial tools required to adapt to the evolving agricultural landscape, navigate uncertainty, and build drought resilience,” said Dr Oorschot.

“Workshops like this play an important role in ensuring farmers and industry stakeholders remain informed and equipped with the latest strategies and tools necessary to manage their agricultural operations efficiently.

“Whether you’re a grazing business owner, property manager, financial professional in the agricultural industry, or involved in livestock management, we’re encouraging anyone who believes they can benefit from new business practices to come along and learn different ways they can achieve long-term sustainability and success.” 

Drought Resilience Coordinator at Cape York NRN Kathrina Southwell, said the workshop will be the first of its kind in the region.

“The workshop’s content has been specifically crafted for the occasion, and we’re encouraging people to secure their spots early as space is limited,” said Ms Southwell.

“This workshop offers a unique opportunity to develop fundamental insights from experienced experts who possess a wealth of knowledge in the area of property management resilience and will ensure farmers are equipped for what might be around the corner.”



The Lakelands Property Management Workshop will take place on Tuesday 27 February, and has received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Resilience Fund. Limited places are available. Expressions of interest can be registered by contacting Cape York NRM on 4091 2273 by Friday 23 February. For more information, head to