James Brouff – Podcast Guest

Farms Advice host Jack Cresswell speaks with James Brouff on the 5th episode of the inaugural year of the podcast. James spills all about his personal story of how he got to where he is today within banking and finance in the agribusiness sector and how you can too. Interestingly, he has continued his studies through his working life to continually improve his position and add to the knowledge bank which is fantastic to see for a young person coming through the ranks. It is important to remember that it is not a set and forget fix when it comes to learning in agribusiness and that you will need to scrub up on your knowledge every now and then. He has been able to use his networks to grow professionally and to mold his way of leadership as part of a team at the Regional Investment Corporation. It was excellent speaking to another farmer gone corporate to see him making waves within his own niche. 

It isn’t easy to get to where he is today and is important to point out how he got there to others who may be thinking of jumping into the deep end of the banking and finance world of Australian agribusiness. James is a modest man and holds himself within his role as a Senior Credit Manager. The importance of farmers to be able to relate to someone like James goes a long way when speaking about finance. If you are off the farm or working within agribusiness it is important that you are a part of the finance and the “books” so that you are able to stay on top of it. 

Don’t forget to share this podcast with another farmer across Australia so we can reach the 200K+ employees within agriculture and inspire someone to push for more within their own industry. 

Momentum Agriculture is James’s side hustle which he is a founding partner with Ben MacIntosh. It was established to help farmers to get their commodity to market by aggregating supply through personal farmer-buyer relationships, and facilitating export for customers internationally.

With an innovative approach to business, they will go a long way in helping connect farmers to markets so that farmers can continue producing high-quality products for the rest of the world’s consumers to enjoy. Take a look at the website and get in touch if you would like to learn how they can help you.

With a lot of people working in agriculture it is excellent that we are able to make a living from the land and what it can produce. But with the right guidance you will be able to prosper into the future by ensuring that you have mitigated the risks of which you are open to within agribusiness. As James states “risk is relative”.

We thank James for his time for speaking on the Farms Advice Agribusiness Podcast and hopefully, we can catch him further on down the line.


Regional Investment Corporation

UNE Smart Regional Incubator

Crops, People and Money in Agriculture | Dr. Kate Burke Ep. 27 Farms Advice Agribusiness Podcast

G'day listeners, This is our last episode for the year and it's great to have you tune in over the last 27 episodes. Today's show is a perfect way to round out the year. We have Dr. Kate Burke who is now a proud author of her first book 'Crops, People, Money & You'. Across her 30 years of experience in the field (paddock), she has been working with farmers to improve their enterprises to become a better version of themselves to improve their agribusiness. Tune in now! Share a snap of this pod of where you're listening from on your Instagram story to help us reach the 135,000 agribusinesses across Australia. Farms Advice features a new episode every WEEK talking with the leaders of the industry. By having a transparent approach we are able to reveal the techniques and skill sets so that can help YOU improve your own agribusiness. Leave some feedback so that we can improve how we do agribusiness in Australia What should we talk about next?¬†Please let us know in the comments below Did you enjoy this episode?¬†If so, please leave a short review. Connect with Farms Advice: FA Twitter, FA LinkedIn, FA Facebook Connect with the host Jack Cresswell Buy the book Crops, People, Money and You — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/farmsadviceau/message
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