Skills in Agribusiness


Aim

The aim of the Murray Region innovation workshops was to develop skills in primary producers looking to being on the pathway of innovating in their business to become a business of the future. Once the future thinking businesses were identified through a regional engagement strategy the aim was to gain an understanding of where FIAL (Food Innovation Australia Limited) might be able to support these businesses to take the next steps by identifying critical skills gaps, knowledge gaps and making strategic connections.

 

Approach

FIAL engaged capabilities from Beanstalk AgTech and RDA Murray to deliver a series of 7 in-person workshops across 5 locations throughout the Murray region. The workshops were supported by scheduled follow up calls from Beanstalk facilitators to continue to mentor and gage where additional support could be offered. The workshops features case studies of local innovators who have successfully navigated the innovation pathway, supported by 3 main theoretical models to support the learnings and present their approaches as achievable and repeatable processes. The main theoretical models used were (Doblin’s 10 Types of Innovation, the Value Proposition Canvas and the Business Model canvas). Case study innovators either attended in person or via video conference in order to engage participants and normalise the challenge of innovation by developing human connection to success and answering questions in real time. 10min video interviews were prepared for each live case study to succinctly tell their story and show their operations.

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Work shops were held in Culcairn, Corowa, Corryong, Deniliquin and Wentworth, with a total of 58 attendees.

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This project is ongoing and we looking forward to the continued work with the entrepreneurial inspirations of the future.

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