Farm Business Transition and Succession workshops

Over half of New Zealand farmers identify succession planning as an issue for them, their family and their farm business.

RMPP has developed a workshop series that takes farm businesses through the transition and succession of a farm business. 

Participants are required to attend three half day workshops spread over a three-four-month period followed by a one-on-one clinic. 

Workshop one
Understanding the family farm business recognizes the importance of understanding what all family members want and need from the transition and succession process.  This is the essential first step in the development of the family farm business transition and succession plan. 

You’ll gain and understanding of the connections and systems that exist or need to exist in a family business (individuals, family, management and ownership).  You’ll identify how to manage family relationships to enable a successful transition of both the business management and ownership without compromising family happiness of business success.

Workshop two
Management of the family farm business focuses on establishing and maintaining strong management foundations in the family business.

Gain an understanding of the structures and processes to have in place to build a successful and profitable family business.  You’ll identify what structures and processes you need to investigate and implement to secure the management foundations of the family farm business.

Workshop three
Ownership of the family farm business covers all aspects of farm ownership models.
You’ll will leave this workshop knowing that you have all the documents in place that are required to ensure your wishes are carried out or, you’ll have a greater understanding of where you can get them. 

One-on-one clinic
As part of this workshop series, you'll have the opportunity to attend a one-on-one clinic with a facilitator and experts.  This is an opportunity to discuss your individual/family issues.

The workshops are limited to eight farm businesses and are fully funded by RMPP - there is no cost to participants.

2020 dates - Some dates are in the process of being rescheduled and will be updated asap

North Island 
Dannervirke 
Tuesday 10 March, workshop 1 
Tuesday 30 June, workshop 2 
Tuesday 28 July, workshop 3 
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Gisborne - Waikanae Surf and Lifesaving Club 
Tuesday 10 March, workshop 1 
Wednesday 24 June, workshop 2
Tuesday 28 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Havelock North - Porters Boutique Hotel 
Tuesday 3 March, workshop 1
Tuesday 23 June, workshop 2
Friday 31 July, workshop 3
one-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Masterton - Copthorne Hotel Wairarapa
Wednesday 18 March, workshop 1 

Thursday 2 July, workshop 2
Thursday 6 August, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Rotorua - Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Wednesday 18 March, workshop 1
Tuesday 23 June, workshop 2

Wednesday 29 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Stratford - Stratford Stadium Bistro and Bar 
Wednesday 18 March, workshop 1 

Tuesday 30 June, workshop 2
Tuesday 28 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Taihape - Rupehu REAP,Taihape
Tuesday 10 March, workshop 1
Thursday 2 July, workshop 2 
Thursday 30 July, workshop 3 
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Te Kuiti - Panorama Motor Inn, Te Kuiti
Wednesday 4 March, workshop 1
Tuesday 23 June, workshop 2
Tuesday 21 July, workshop 3 
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Whanganui - 151 on London, Whanganui 
Wednesday 11 March, workshop 1 
Wednesday 1 July, workshop 2
Wednesday 29 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Whangarei - Barge Showground and Events Center
Wednesday 5 August, workshop 1
Tuesday 18 August (afternoon), workshop 2
Wednesday 19 August (morning), workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

South Island

Gore - Heartland Hotel Croydon, Gore 
Tuesday 10 March, workshop 1
Thursday 2 July, workshop 2
Thursday 23 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Rangiora - Rossburn Receptions at Northbrook Museums 
Wednesday 11 March, workshop 1 
Tuesday 30 June, workshop 2 
Thursday 30 July, workshop 3 
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Timaru - Landing Service Timaru
Wednesday 4 March, workshop 1
Tuesday 23 June, workshop 2
Tuesday 21 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Invercargill (previously Winton) - Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill 
Tuesday 3 March, workshop 1
Wednesday 1 July, workshop 2 
Wednesday 22 July, workshop 3
One-on-one clinics -  to be scheduled at workshop 2 

Please note: the three workshop dates are compulsory to completing the series, however, the one-on-one clinics are voluntary and will be arranged with the facilitator at workshop 2.

If you are interested in attending this workshop series in any of the locations listed, please register your interest. For more information call us on 027 565 7887 or email training@rmpp.co.nz