Join the free Online Young Farmer BestWool/BestLamb group!

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

Sheep in a paddock

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
The following …
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Young Farmer’s Advisory Council Making Progress for Young Farmers

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

Image of sheep

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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Using a SWOT analysis to help develop a business strategy

SWOT analysis

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis is an excellent tool for reviewing your farm business.
It is a quick and easy tool to use.
In doing a SWOT, you review your current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in respect to achieving your desired outcomes.  
This can provide some logical steps …
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Agriculture Victoria Drought and Dry Seasons Support

The Victorian Government is providing $42 million of additional support for Victorian farmers. This includes $12.6 million of targeted support announced on 22 February 2019 with a focus on providing financial relief to farmers impacted by drought and dry conditions.
This funding acknowledges the economic and well-being impacts of ongoing drought …
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GRDC Farm Business Updates – March 2019

The GRDC Farm Business Updates are scheduled for Sale on Wednesday 6th March and Geelong on Thursday 14th March 2019.
The GRDC Farm Business Updates aim to provide participants with analysis and tools to assist with business planning into the upcoming season and beyond.
At Sale the following is on the …
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February dates announced for Mallee and Wimmera Young Farmer Bootcamps

Young Farmers at a business bootcamp

Agriculture Victoria is inviting young farmers across the Mallee and Wimmera to attend free workshops to develop skills in managing farm businesses for both the short and long term.
The Young Farmer Business Bootcamps are suited to young farm business managers and owners seeking to forge a successful career in the …
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