Web Design P: 03 56 285 201
"The Succession Conversation"
4 Faha Glen,
Tel - 086 8292590
Dr Kristy Howard has been designing, running and evaluating industry development and training programs for farmers since 1995. She also has expertise in facilitating and leading groups, building teams, mentoring, coaching, research & analysis and managing large projects.
Kristy runs her coaching and consulting business, Inspiring Excellence. She is passionate about inspiring people, businesses and communities to achieve excellence through professional and personal learning and growth. Kristy has a young family and lives and works in Beechworth. She has completed a Bachelor of Agriculture (Hons) and a Doctor of Philosophy.
Inspiring Excellence- Business Personal and Community Development for Rural and Regional Australia
36 Melish St
Ph 03 5728 2981 M; 0427 14 1689
Cheryl Graham based in Milawa, runs an Agricultural Consultancy business
Farminganswers in partnership with her husband, Tim Ekberg. Since 1988, she has been developing and delivering training to farmer groups. She also works with farming families to improve farm productivity, business management and succession planning outcomes.
Cheryl, mother of 2 girls, is passionate about working with farming families to develop profitable and sustainable farm business. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Systems Agriculture)
96 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd
Milawa, Vic, 3678
Ph/fax 03 5727 3931
Mob 0408 393 105
Maria Linibi is the President of the peak women's organisation PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation. She is a land holder, extension expert, a broker of education and training programs. She is a winner of The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) PRIZE for women's creativity in rural life, honouring creative and courageous women and women's organisations working to improve the quality of life in rural communities around the world.
Since inception of the prize program in 1994, 344 Laureates have been honoured for their creativity All Laureates and their profiles are published on the web site: http://www.woman.ch/june09/women/1-laureates06.php#
0011 675 7226 3308 M +675 7226 3308
Jeanette and her husband Bill began their consultance business Ag Consulting in 1995. The business includes agronomic advice, whole farm management and research. Jeanette focuses her work on coaching, training, facilitation and project management.
Jeanette and Bill also manage a cropping and sheep at Ardrossan on the on the Yorke Peninsula and a vineyard in the Clare Valley of South Australia. Jeanette has a MBA (Agribusiness, Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture and a Graduate Diploma in Education
Ag Consulting Co,
PO Box 70 Ardrossan SA 5571
Ph: 08 88373993 M: 0438 373993 E:
Joan Simms OAM
Joan is the key community representative on the Kerferd Oration committee. The Kerferd Oration is an annual event held at La Trobe University complex in Beechworth and is named after one of the founding fathers of Beechworth, George Kerferd. Past orators at this free community event were Rev. Tim Costello (2009) Tim Flannery (2008), Deputy Premier of Victoria the Hon John Thwaites (2007); Cathy McGowan AO (2006); Professor Henry Brodaty AO (2005); Barbara Holborow OAM (2004) and the then Chief Justice of Victoria the Hon John Phillips AC (2003).
PO Box 3, Beechworth 3747
03 5728 2747 M: 0409 206 079 E: Joan Simms <