The next ProNet National Conference will be held on 29th, 30th & 31st August 2018 at Barnbougle, Bridport, Tasmania.

Please RSVP before the 1st August.


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We are super excited because this year’s event is being held at Barnbougle in Bridport Tasmania and the Tassie team always look forward to hosting you in their home state.

This program is packed with all the things you have been requesting from us and it is going to be a great event!  The full program is attached and a summary is provided below.

The Tour

We will be completing a loop in the North East of Tassie in the Dorest council region.  Departing Barnbougle we will stop at a new dairy conversion that is being managed along side beef and sheep enterprises.  Then we continue on to the largest Rhubarb producer in Australia, for a look at growing and marketing a niche product.  Next stop is Rhu Bru, where a business has been created from the ‘seconds’ and unwanted parts of rhubarb.

We will also have lunch at this stop.  Then we hope to visit Scottsdale Pork, which is a free range pork producer who recently moved into branding and selling their own products. Our last stop is the Little Rivers Brewing Co, a microbrewery which is kicking big goals, after a tour we can sample some produce before heading back to Barnbougle.


After all that touring we will be hungry, so we have a 3 course dinner planned at The Dunes Clubhouse.

On night 2 we head to The Lost Farm Restaurant for another amazing 3 course dinner, because when you are in Tassie it is ‘all about the food’!

The Conference

This year sees the return of the commodity market updates from Mecardo’s Robert Hermann and the global market trends from Morgans, locals Jon Pitt and Phil Hutton.

Neville Brady is keen for a round of golf and if we can keep him off the course long enough he will provide a workshop on:

  • The four root causes of a team’s/group’s underperformance
  • How to increase morale and commitment through reporting.
  • When recruiting staff why you shouldn’t put much credence on first impressions.
  • How to have a crucial conversation.
  • Ensuring we don’t adopt a ‘Parent/Child’ approach to staff management even when you’re a parent working with a child. (The difference between being a ‘dad’/‘mum’ and being a ‘parent’)
  • An easy (and simple) action to increase motivation, productivity and reduce ‘rework’

Following on from that some of our wonderful clients will participate in a panel to share their experiences in bringing the next generation into the family business and the highs and lows of succession.

On day 2 Dr Darryl Cross will return to share his insights on how to maintain mental healthiness in stressful times.  You will then get to meet the newest member of the ProAdvice team, Ben Leditschke, who will talk all things digital in farming. And finally, Jane Bennett founder of Ashgrove Cheese will cover the secrets to telling and selling a story when it comes to food.

The Venue & Accommodation

As mentioned the venue is Barnbougle, there are several different accommodation options for you to choose from, so please call the venue on 03 6356 0094 or email to book your room, and mention the ProAdvice conference.

And of course if these options don’t suit your needs, you are more them welcome to jump online and search for accommodation options in Bridport.  There are loads of bnb’s to choose from in the costal town.  Do keep in mind that if you choose to stay in town, you will need to find your own way to and from Barnbougle.

Conference Expenses

The attached Conference Registration Form outlines the costs for attendance, please complete the online form and we will issue you an invoice for payment to secure your place.  You are to cover your own accommodation and external catering costs.

After reading all of this we hope you are as excited as we are about this year’s event, please book now by completing the booking form attached or the web form here.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to give Jane a call 03 5244 8888.

Look forward to seeing you in Tassie soon.