DPI Podcast Propagates Succession Seeds for Farmers and Fishers

Renae and Scott Connell are based near Dorrigo and share their personal succession journey on the new podcast season of Propagate.


FARMERS, fishers and their families are talking about the upcoming podcast Propagate by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

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The podcast features Dorrigo farmers, Renae and Scott Connell, and farmers from Mungindi, Narrabri and Geurie alongside experienced succession planners Isobel Knight, Lyn Sykes and accountant Tom Larkin.

Succession planning experts Isobel Knight, Lyn Sykes and accountant Tom Larkin understand why it’s important for farming families to tackle these tricky conversations head on.

A DPI spokesperson said, “If you’re asking – what the hell is a succession plan and why do I need one?

“This first episode Succession Planning Nuts and Bolts with The Experts is for you.

“We’ll break down what a positive succession plan looks like, and the risks of not having one.

“For farming families, conversations about succession planning can be tough.

“The stakes are high, and it can be hard to get everyone on the same page.”

The eight part series being released on February 4 features honest and frank first hand accounts of the succession planning challenges with the intention to provide hope and encouragement for our current and future farming families.

The Young Farmer Business Program recorded Propagate across the state, talking with farmers who have been through succession or are planning for succession.

NSW DPI Young Farmer Business Program Team Leader Alex Hicks said the second season of Propagate uncovers the essential ingredients for a positive succession plan.

“Succession planning experts share tips on communication and professional avenues for support and advice to keep family relationships and the farming business on track,” Ms Hicks said.

“We talked to farmers with real succession experiences, they were so honest.”

Propagate is available now with all eight episodes available to download for free via Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


By Sandra MOON

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