A life changing experience that deals in depth with every part of your life, production, ecosystem and business.
Find the breakthroughs you’ve been looking for to increase profit, improve the health of your land, improve the relationships in your business and increase your satisfaction with your property.
When you attend the GrazingforProfit™ School, it will empower you to:
- Define your goals and direction clearly
- Take control of your time
- Take control over your land
- Take control of your enterprises
- Take control of your business
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses in your business
- Develop your drought management plan
- Improve stock health and performance
- Increase rainfall use efficiency
- Strengthen family communications
- Work on the business as well as in it
You will leave with an action plan.
The GrazingforProfit™ School originated in Zimbabwe and South Africa over 30 years ago with Dr Stan Parsons, who has since taught it in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Dr Parsons taught the first Australian GrazingforProfit™ School in February 1990 for RCS. Terry McCosker and the RCS Team has since empowered over 5,5oo graduates with the GFP management concepts.
Today, the GrazingforProfit™ School is Australia’s premier business school for the agricultural industry, being the longest running, and most attended management school conducted in rural Australia. It covers everything that affects a family grazing and farming business in one holistic package and has been continuously updated for the last 30 years.
When you walk away from the GrazingforProfit™ School, we guarantee you will never look at land and business the same again.
Your GrazingforProfit™ experience will delve into every aspect of your family farm business and outline the fundamental principles of people, land, livestock and business success.
Vision and goal setting
We will assist you to define your business and lifestyle goals and provide simple, effective methods of achieving them. You will develop strategies to overcome the constraints that may be holding you back.
It is possible to be 100% efficient but zero percent effective. We’ll introduce you to management effectiveness; improve your decision-making processes; and give you tools to achieve your goals.
You will take away the key principles to manage your time.
Three secrets of profit
You will learn the three secrets to improving profit in any business, and then learn how to apply the three secrets to eliminate dead wood from your operation.
Five principles of management accounting
Have you ever been confused by the documents your accountant produces? Learn an incredibly simple system that will have you understanding accounts.
Two principles of money
Understand the difference between economics and finance. You will be able to apply this knowledge when dealing with banks and other financial institutions, to your benefit.
The ecological pie
As farmers and graziers, we get three of our raw materials for nothing. Sunlight, rainfall and ecosystem services are provided to us by Mother Nature. Learn how to harness these to improve ecosystem health, reduce costs, increase production and increase profit.
Six principles of regenerative grazing
No matter what landscape you graze animals on, these principles apply to you! A major revision of the principles in early 2015 has transformed the way our course graduates look at how they manage their land when they go home. How you apply these principles will be different for everyone depending on their personal goals and circumstances.
The most powerful tool you will take away from the GrazingforProfit™ School is the grazing chart. It has the capacity to pay for the School ten times over, every year. It is our best-kept secret.
There are a few basic principles that could save you a great deal of sweat, anxiety and money. Thousands of farmers have made these decisions before and now you can learn from their experiences. It will be worth tens-of-thousands of dollars to you.
Develop your own drought management plan, which will help you prepare for, manage and recover the four key elements of drought. Our goal is for you to have your land and livestock in such condition that one would not suspect any deterioration in season. You’ll learn strategies that farmers on three continents have used successfully for decades.
High animal performance is a direct consequence of nutrition. At the school you will learn the basics of rumen function and when and how to use protein and mineral supplements. Our focus is on increasing the gross margin of livestock rather than just production.
The nine reproduction principles have evolved from practical experience over the last four decades. Applying these principles will increase the gross margin of breeding stock.
Managing livestock for profit
There are six key areas of concern for profitable animal production, which you will learn. Within grazing management there are a further six mistakes to avoid. Take away the knowledge to avoid the mistakes that others have learnt from.
The GFP and FGFP teaching style encourages teamwork, peer interaction, major paradigm shifts and suits the range of learning styles that exist in adult audiences. It is designed and delivered to accommodate young farmers from entry level to experienced level. The rationale for this training is to equip participants with the financial, business, production, ecology, land and people management skills that will provide a foundation for subsequent extension and mentoring. These transferable skills will provide the basis for participants to be able to evaluate and implement new practices on-farm.
You will work in groups, specifically chosen to offer a broad range experience, helping you gain a broader knowledge base of the agricultural industry and the possibilities within. Graduates not only benefit from a support network through course, but into the future.
During the school, there is a hands on field trip, where you can see what you’ve learnt in classroom in real life, and ask questions of people who are putting the principles into practice. This reinforces the learning, shows you the proof in the pudding, and puts you into contact with those already having success.
- Second person: $3,300
- Third person: $3,000
- Fourth person: $2,600
- Fifth person: $2,400
In addition to this, we have the 2017 3-Month and 2-Month Early Bird cut off dates:
The standard GFP graduate repeat fee for the School is $1750. By using the Early Bird Savings:
- GrazingforProfit™ School graduates can attend for as low as $800.
- ExecutiveLink™ graduates can attend for as low as $600.
- Current ExecutiveLink™ members can repeat the School for FREE plus bring along one non-graduate partner from the business per year.
The hotel and accommodation costs are separate and vary from location to location. All morning, afternoon teas and lunches are included in the catering package along with the before and after School dinners – the catering package is part of the School fee. Breakfasts and evening meals are the responsibility of the participant.
*All prices quoted above are in Australian dollars.
“Yes, it is not a problem at all as the School isn’t just about farming. It is a holistic program that also goes into personal development, finance and team building. It helps to have an interest in agriculture, however, the training is delivered within groups so the other members of your group can help you understand the finer points of agriculture. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t nervous before the course but that dissipated on day 1!”
You will have membership access to the RCS vault of online tools, which is constantly updated as our on-ground consultants make new developments and changes.
You will also be eligible to enrol in the RCS Next Steps coaching program.
*Source RCS ProfitProbe™. Not including land appreciation.
RCS currently have 3-Month and 2-Month Early Bird Savings available. Please contact our office for more information.
Reductions and discounts to the GFP School are available for participants in the following circumstances:
- If you have more than one person attending the same School from the same family or business.
- Current ExecutiveLink™ members are entitled to attend for free.
- ExecutiveLink™ graduates receive the special rate of $1750.
- GFP Graduates repeating the School receive a significantly reduced price of $1750.
We’re also pleased to confirm that RCS currently have 3-Month and 2-Month Early Bird Savings available for all participants, whether you have completed training or consulting with our organisation or not. Please contact our office for more information.
Day 1: Introduction to the course and review of the blue book.
Day 2: Three secrets of Profit, business analysis tools, business control tools, people issues, Visions & Goals.
Day 3: Overcoming constraints, planning tools, analyzing a business, benchmarking, finance and money management.
Day 4: Ecology, Grazing management Systems, Regenerative Grazing Principles.
Day 5: Property Planning, grazing errors and Field Trip.
Day 6: Drought planning, Grazing review, Reproduction and Nutrition.
Day 7: Review, Time management, Working on the business, pulling it all together.
Money-back satisfaction guarantee
We are passionate and committed to empowering you. Attend the GrazingforProfit™ School in its entirety with an open mind for learning, and we are confident you will receive the tools and knowledge to return home and improve your business and relationships. If, for any reason you don’t believe the GFP has delivered on our promise we will refund the entire course fee within one month of its completion.