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Partner Scott Neeley on The Rural Roundup

Partner Scott Neeley spoke to Andy Thompson on The Rural Roundup about who we are and how we help rural New Zealand families and businesses thrive.Click here to listen....

June 10, 2024

Do we need a mindset shift towards staff?

Partner Chris Coughlan discusses People & Culture on the The Dairy Exporter Podcast....

May 8, 2024

What does Farm Succession planning look like?

Partner Brett Robinson shares his Succession Planning tips on Good Farm Planning Hub. ...

May 6, 2024

Welcome On-Board

In the Winter 2024 edition of NZ Dairy Exporter magazine, Chris Coughlan chats about the importance of an effective onboarding process....

April 10, 2024

Chris Coughlan delves into Succession Planning on the Cut the Crop podcast

Passing the farm on to the next generation can be a complex and sometimes difficult exercise. Rural Coach Partner Chris Coughlan delves into Succession Planning on the FAR Cut the Crop podcast.Listen to the podcast here.If you want to learn more about our Succession Planning services, please click here....

February 12, 2024

John Redpath talks Succession Planning on Rural Exchange's podcast REX

Partner John Redpath told REX host Dominic George that just sitting down to have a conversation about succession planning can really kickstart the process for a lot of families.To listen to all his advice, please click hereIf you want to learn more about our Succession Planning services, please click here:

November 1, 2023

Purpose, Plan & Team

By Sarah BarrIt is inevitable we will all face challenges in life – personally and in business. How well we respond to these is determined by our preparation. Many in our rural communities are currently feeling very challenged – national policies, staffing shortages, weather events and financial challenges to name a few.Rural Coach partner Sarah Barr has seen firsthand the benefits of being prepared during massive client challenges. While supporting farmers dealing with devastating effects f...

August 15, 2023

Succession - having the conversations that matter by Chris Coughlan

Rural Coach Partner Chris Coughlan talks Succession Planning in the Winter 2023 edition of the IrrigationNZ News. View the full magazine here....

June 14, 2023

ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri Series - Business and Strategic Planning with Scott Neeley

If you missed the ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri-Series seminar featuring Rural Coach Partner Scott Neeley, you can watch it via the video below. Scott leads a discussion on:Understanding the key benefits and value of planning and where to startTake you through how to build a practical roadmap for you and your businessShare insights and real-life examples from farmersIf you want to read more about Business and Strategy services, please click here...

May 9, 2023

ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri Series – Succession Planning with Brett Robinson

Watch Rural Coach Partner Brett Robinson chat about Succession Planning in the ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri Series.Brett discusses:  The key considerations you need to think about before you start succession planningThe benefits of having independent facilitators and how they can guide all family members through a robust and meaningful succession planning process.If you want to learn more about our Succession Planning services, please click here...

April 18, 2023

ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri-Series - People and Culture with Sarah Barr

Rural Coach Partner Sarah Barr, talks about People & Culture in the ANZ Aotearoa Agri Farmers Tri-Series.Sarah leads a discussion on:What needs to be in place before you can effectively lead othersThe key ingredients to enable a thriving and productive high performing team, one where all share a commitment to success. How to engage your Team in the design of the workplace culture, that will create shared ownership & accountability for performance for both the business and staff...

April 11, 2023

Achieving successful family farm succession in the New Zealand dairy industry

Report by Ross Neal...

July 30, 2022

Sarah Barr chats Farm Succession Planning on the ASB Rural Insights Succession Series podcast

Our South Island Partner Sarah Barr features on the ASB Rural Insights Succession Series podcast. Sarah advocates getting on with succession planning even before the next generation has decided if they want a farming career....

July 20, 2022

Taking succession planning by the horns

Rural Coach partner for Waikato-King Country Dani Darke describes farm succession planning as a process of bringing the next generation through and for the current owners, taking a step towards their next stage of life....

June 30, 2022

Summer Newsletter

Formerly known as Coach Approach (for the past decade or more), we have this year changed our name to Rural Coach and we’ve been operating under this new name for the past six months.   As the name suggests, Rural Coach is all about helping Rural New Zealanders have the conversations that matter.  In this newsletter we have highlighted the key services that we offer, and given you the opportunity to hear from clients who have used our services.   As you will see, we work wi...

December 20, 2021

Our Waikato associate recently headed to Tasmania to attend the 22nd International Farm Management Congress

I recently attend the 22nd International Farm Management Congress in Launceston, Tasmania. These Congresses are held in a different part of the world every two years. The Tasmania Congress attracted over 200 consultants, researchers and farmers from 22 countries. A highlight for me was a day spent visiting three separate family farming businesses who are working through the transition from one generation to the next.  All farms had been traditional dryland sheep properties which had diversi...

May 2, 2019

The Evolution of Succession and Governance on a Medium Size Dairy Farm. A Case Study from Canterbury, New Zealand

Alderbrook Farm Ltd. (AFL) was established as a 50-50 sharemilking partnership in 1987.
 Since the initiation of operations, the business has grown to be a self-contained business of
 two farms and support blocks milking 1,200 cows on a farming area of 550 hectares near 
Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ). Previous publications have described the growth in
 dairying in Canterbury (Pangborn et al. 2015) and the growth of this business (Pangborn
The process through which the farm e...

April 11, 2019

Succession Planning – Getting the Conversation Started

Sometimes a barrier to starting the conversation is that I don’t know how to start. Below are open questions that may help farmers – mums & dads, sons and daughters, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law –to get the conversation underway.1. If your succession planning went really well, what would you have? What would you be doing? Who would your family have become?2. If you could only have one outcome from your succession planning, what would that be? What are you doing now to achieve that?3. W...

September 18, 2018

Country TV Interview with Matthew Pickering on Farm Succession Planning

Matthew discusses all facets of farm succession planning, from where to start, right through to identifying development plans to grow successors and family who are to be involved in the business. Short on time to watch the full video?  Click through to our YouTube channel to see the interview broken up into ‘bite-sized’ segments for easy viewing....

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