New Farm Business eLearning module available now

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The Young Farmer Project, with the support of Agriculture Victoria, has now launched its first online learning module, the Farm Business eLearning module.
This module has been designed for all farmers, from those new to managing farm businesses, to those just wanting to brush up on some farm business management …
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Paul Blackshaw Video Series – Introduction

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Paul Blackshaw is a farm business advisor with Meridian Agriculture, based in Rutherglen in North East Victoria. Paul provides services in farm financial analysis, benchmarking, farm business performance, and succession planning. He previously worked as a Farm Business Economist for Agriculture Victoria, delivering the Livestock Farm Monitor Project, and as …
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Using a Decision Tree to help Make Decisions

Making decisions, the Decision Tree analysis method
Making decisions can be tricky, especially when there are many different possible choices and outcomes. One tool that may assist you in this process is a Decision Tree.

A Decision Tree is a graphic representation to visualise different choices, with a probability analysis to …
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Join the free Online Young Farmer BestWool/BestLamb group!

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Would you like to increase your farm business management skills, expand your networks, engage with other young sheep producers in Victoria about issues affecting your business, and have access to expert presenters, all without having to leave the couch?
Then the online young farmer BestWool/BestLamb group is for you! The group …
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LFMP Case Study: Top performing farm focuses on what they enjoy

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Agriculture Victoria’s latest Livestock Farm Monitor Project (LFMP) for 2017-18 assessed the economic performance of 77 sheep and cattle farms across Gippsland, the South-West, and Northern Victoria regions. The project has a 48-year history in Victoria reporting on characteristics of average and top performance among participant farms.
Case Study
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Young Farmer’s Advisory Council Making Progress for Young Farmers

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On Wednesday 13 March 2019, the Young Farmers Advisory Council met at the University of Melbourne for the first Young Farmer’s Advisory Council meeting of the year.
Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes attended the meeting alongside the eight-member Council to gain greater insight into key the issues currently affecting young farmers, …
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2017-18 Livestock Farm Monitor Project Data is Now Available

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Agriculture Victoria’s latest Livestock Farm Monitor Project (LFMP) for 2017-18 assessed the economic performance of 77 sheep and cattle farms across Gippsland, the South-West, and Northern Victoria regions. The project has a 48-year history of reporting livestock performance and in 2017-18, farm profits (adjusted for CPI) were the second highest …
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