Farm Business Resilience Program (Tasmania)

​​​​​​​The Farm Business Resilience Program subsidises learning and development opportunities in the area of improving strategic farm management capabilities. This can lead to lead to making better decisions, more often.​

It is open to: 

  • farmers

  • farm managers

  • employees

​The program has been designed for all enterprises large and small. 

This program is ideal for:

  • Providing business coaching to improve your confidence in making business decisions and managing farm risk.

  • Giving you the knowledge and tools needed to get the most out of your farming business.

  • Helping you develop strategies and actions on how to manage risks and progress opportunities.

  • Offering new skills and techniques to build your own personal resilience, to help you focus on the opportunities and be equipped to deal with challenges.

Why building resilience is a good thing for your and your farm?​

​Resilient farms can handle sudden changes and survive difficult times. They can also react quickly to challenges and opportunities.

The Farm Business Resilience Program has produced two real-life case studies based on the experiences of farming families as they considered the opportunity of investing in irrigation. ​​​​

 Investing in Irrigation - Burbury Case Study (PDF 3Mb)

 Investing in Irrigation - Chandler Case Study (PDF 7Mb)​

DairyTas has also produced some videos of Tasmanian producers who have competed Our Farm Our Plan as an industry specific Farm Business Resilience Program.


Getting involved​

The learning and business coaching opportunities are linked to your farm enterprise.​

Dairy farmers:

Contact DairyTas on 03 6432 2233 for details on the Dairy Australia’s Our Farm Our Plan or visit the DairyTas website​.

DairyTas also produced a video on Our Farm Our Plan​.

Mixed farming, red meat,​ fibre, cropping horticultural, apicultural, viticultural and aquacultural* farmers:​

Contact RMCG for details and to register your interest on 03 5441 4821 or visit the Tas Farming Future website.

* wild catch fishing and public listed aquacultural companies are excluded under Future Drought Fund Guidelines.

​​​Cost

The Farm Business Resilience Program offers highly subsidised training. ​

Dairy farmers are encouraged to contact DairyTas for details of co-contributions.

Mixed farming, red meat, fibre, cropping horticultural, apicultural, viticultural and aquacultural* farmers are required to make an upfront co-contribution of $550 (including GST), with the remainder of the training costs covered by the Farm Business Resilience Program.​

More​ information on seasonal conditions and farm resilience

There are a number of resources supported by NRE Tas and the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund to assist farmers with the current seasonal conditions.

FarmPoint 1300 292 292 - The contact point for all your farming inquiries.

Drought Ready Tasmania​ - For more information on supporting Tasmania to be drought ready.

TAS Farm Innovation Hub - Resources to build critical skills and knowledge to prepare for drought and climate change.  ​

 Farm Business Resilience Flyer (PDF 321Kb)

​The Farm Business Resilience program is supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund​.  ​

Contact

FarmPoint

PO Box 46,
Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249.