Preparing Victorian farms for challenges and opportunities ahead

Victorian farmers will continue to have access to valuable skills training, after the extension of the Farm Business Resilience Program.

The Program aims to support Victorian farm businesses by providing new and experienced farmers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills to better plan for the future and adapt to a changing climate.

Agriculture Victoria Project Leader Kit Duncan-Jones said while Victorian farmers successfully manage uncertainty and complexity every day, the business of farming is becoming more challenging as farmers face significant risks, such as future droughts, natural disasters and other industry challenges.

“The program supports farmers striving to better manage their business and strengthen their farm’s ability to withstand future shocks. “

“If you’re a farmer who wants to put your plans on paper and commit your time to strengthen your knowledge and skills, this program will assist you to set up your farm for success, now and into the future,” Mr Duncan-Jones said.

The Program is being delivered online and face-to-face until June 2024. It includes short courses, workshops, webinars, field day sessions and farm walks to suit the varying needs of the farming community.

The program has resources available to support decision making such as the Farm Fitness Checklist and the Farm Business Plan Template, which will allow farmers to conduct their own business assessments and planning.

Subscribe to the Farm Business Resilience Program Alert to keep up to date with the latest information on Program courses, workshops, services and resources.

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