Founded in 1995 by husband and wife team, Bill and Jeanette Long.
Their vision is to
- Build the capacity of farmers and those business who provide key support to farm businesses
- Support and develop the skills of women in agriculture and rural communities
- Inspire farm businesses to build great teams and do transition well.
- Assist and enable the people and organisations they work with in rural communities to reach their potential.
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIES
"Jeanette’s 2-day Facilitating Learning &Change Workshop is amazing. In my role I am required to facilitate a variety of activities and events and even with a background in secondary teaching, I found myself glued to the screen, while scribbling notes madly.
This workshop is the first time I have felt so engaged, inspired, and invigorated in an online setting. Many skills, tools and processes I now have in my toolbox to help me create meaningful event were expertly explained and demonstrated by Jeanette.
A great learning experience and growth session which ran seamlessly, even with some significant internet connectivity issues out of Jeanette’s control.
Must do – highly recommended!"
RALF – Reef Catchments - MWI
The Extension Training provided by Jeanette Long and Danielle England was such a great refresher and catered for all level of skills in the room. The training was very well led, and their ability to demonstrate the learnings through their training was excellent. It also provided the participants the ability to to practice and apply the skills in a non-threatening safe environment. Reflecting back on how I now apply the skills in my day to day work, the greatest reward is that the participants I am working with now get greater benefits and outcomes from attending my activities. I highly recommend this training for anyone working in the extension space, regardless of prior learnings or knowledge.
“I have found previous Myers Briggs sessions of academic interest and of some value, however Jeanette’s strong understanding of Regional Communities, Community Organisations, the Grains Industry and Farming Families really brought the sessions to life and significantly increased my understanding of how to best apply Myers Briggs principles for the benefit of the industry, community, business and family.
Workshop participants came back the second day very enthusiastic and eager to share how they had applied workshop principles with family and friends, and sought further feedback on their experiences. ”
Ag Excellence Alliance
“The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) was absolutely delighted with the facilitation services provided by Jeanette Long at our recent Networking the Networks Advisory Group Planning session in Melbourne, 2-3 September 2013.
Jeanette was able to meet with the NRWC (via teleconference) prior to the planning days to determine our aims and anticipated outcomes for the day and agree on a structure for the workshop. This included room layout considerations and resources required. Jeanette adapted “her tools” to meet all of our objectives and more.
The planning workshop involving bringing together 9 individuals who did not know each other. Jeanette was able to quickly set up an introductory atmosphere of excitement and togetherness in the room that allowed each participant to introduce themselves whilst sharing the skills and knowledge that they brought to the room.
Throughout the workshop, Jeanette fostered a constant state of curiosity, questioning and open dialogue amongst the Advisory Group members. It was this introduction that set the scene for greater dialogue which generated even greater ideas which led to dynamic strategic directions and actions as the group undertook shared responsibility for the outcomes. Jeanette was able to listen superbly, draw people out and summarise conversations in a skilled and professional manner. Amazingly the group achieved more than we had ever planned for, which was a huge bonus. An energetic, positive and productive team was formed.
The work of the NRWC has been enhanced by the professional facilitation services provided by Jeanette Long.”
National Rural Women's Coalition - Program Manager
“As founder and Executive Director of the Agri-Women’s Development Trust I am happy to provide a recommendation about Ag Consulting Co.
I have had a long standing professional relationship with Jeanette Long, firstly through my research and more recently as the deliverer of the Leadership Module in the year long NZ based Escalator programme.
That a NZer had to come to Australia to find the right person to develop and deliver this module speaks volumes. Jeanette not only provided the academic expertise and credentials required but brought a depth of personal experiences which would be surpassed anywhere.
The Trust intends to extend this successful relationship with both Sharon and Jeanette to work Trans Tasmin in providing and delivering the highest quality programmes and coaching opportunities for women in the sector.
Both Jeanette and Sharon are solutions focused for their clients and for the women they provide services for. Bringing a rare factor of “above and beyond the call of duty” to everything they do.”
Agri-Women's Development Trust