Tasmanian farmers can now access specialist business coaching and the tools they need to prepare for and manage drought and adapt to a changing climate.
Leading agribusiness firm RMCG has been contracted to deliver the Farm Business Resilience Program to the livestock, fruit, vegetable, wine and field crop industry sectors across all Tasmanian regions.
More than 50 Tasmanian dairy farmers are already accessing the Program through Dairy Australia’s Our Farm, Our Plan being delivered locally by Dairy Tasmania.
Over two years the target is for more than 300 farming businesses to receive subsidised learning opportunities and develop farm business plans, tailored to a participants’ own agribusiness, risks and situation.
Southern parts of the state are already being challenged by a dry winter and they are facing a dry outlook for the season ahead.
Being prepared for and managing drought starts on the farm, supporting farmers and their employees to use their knowledge and skills, and connect with their peers and agribusiness professionals to develop their own farm plans for their own business in their own way.
The $4.34 million Farm Business Resilience Program gives farmers access to workshops and one-on-one support to consider their long-terms goals, business management and risks, investment priorities, natural resource management, climate change, succession plans, sustainable irrigation, and farm safety.
The Tasmanian Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments under the Australian Future Drought Fund.
More information and for farmers to register interest can be found on the Farm Business Resilience Program webpage