In Charge Financial Literacy

What is it?

In Charge Financial Literacy is a three year project to develop the financial management skills of 144 farmers in Western Victoria (six programs in year 1 and three programs in years 2 and 3 respectively). The project content is delivered through a 25 hour workshop program that provides members of the farm management team with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to run a dairy business with a focus on building wealth. In Charge will deliver one hundred and forty four farmers recruited into 12 groups in Western Victoria to take part in the In Charge program, and able to develop annual financial reports for the farm and use the reporting process to assess business performance, build effective business plans to achieve targets set in the context of current performance; and facilitate better planning and financial skills amongst the farm’s management team. In Charge aims to target women dairy farmers in the farm business management team as they are often the change agents in the business and have the best knowledge of the farm businesses financial records, facilitate the planning processes, disseminate the skills to the management team and network effectively. The project has been extended to 2014/2015 to develpp additional L

Why are we running this project?

In Charge is a dairy extension program that aims to improve the confidence and profitability of Victorian dairy businesses by improving the decision making of the management team, including skills to assist them in generating and using data from their own businesses.

When will the project be operating until?

2015

How is the project being funded?

The project is funded by WVD, Dairy Australia and The Gardiner Foundation

Who do I contact for more information?

Project Support Amanda Heard on 03 5557 1000