This mission began with Mike Krause (CEO of P2PAgri Pty Ltd), starting as a consultant in this space over 20 years ago.
Mike ran many early training workshops back before most people had their own computers and he would lug around a set of laptops to each workshop.
One workshop was particularly effective: the simulation game ‘Risky Business’ developed by Amir Abadi of the University of WA, which helped farmers experience how to manage their farm businesses under different risk scenarios. This learning was so powerful that many farmers and advisers didn’t want to give the laptops back – they wanted to take them home to put their own business numbers through the program!
Mike’s work history in government, banking and the insurance sectors, advising to over 200 farm businesses and ten years software development, gives him a broad experience from which to draw the best approaches to providing excellent farm business support and resources to the agricultural sector.