More Informed Decisions

Articles and discussion papers relating to the farm business mix and making better business decisions can be found by clicking on the links below.

More informed decisions

Practical Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Building Sucession into Strategic Planning

A practical guide on how to consider succession planning as part of a strategic plan for a farm business rather than a once off event.  Contains many valuable templates and guides.  

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13/05/2017
Alternatives to owning livestock

There are alternatives to owning livestock that could suit some businesses, and would allow these businesses to establish, expand or value add without the need for a large up-front capital outlay. Find out how in this informative and insightful report.

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27/04/2017
What is a farm advisory board?

A fact sheet outlining the purpose and reasons behind having a farm advisory board.

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14/04/2017
Farm Board Materials

Practical tips and templates on running farm advisory boards.

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13/04/2017
Setting up a farm advisory board fact sheet

A fact sheet that outlines how to establish a farm advisroy board.

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13/04/2017
Making good decisions great

Discussion tips for advisors to improve their influence with clients.

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03/06/2016
Farmer temperament and how this affects decision making and the advice given

A paper which explore how to pick the termperament type of farmers and how to tailor the advice to suit the personaility of the farmer.

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03/06/2016
Farm Decision Making

Insights from the Grain and Graze program around the interaction of personality, farm business and risk to make more informed decisions.

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17/04/2016
What is Production Risk and how can it be managed?

Tips and insights from Western Australian discussion groups on how to manage production risk.

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14/05/2015

Farmer Insights

How risk varies with location
How risk varies with location - whole farm modelling of the risk in high, medium and low rainfall environments of WA – and how the risk profile is different The main reason cited for managing a mixed farm is to reduce the overall business risk between the two enterprises (livestock and cropping). Cropping is seen as a riskier enterprise, with the opportunities for good profits, but also b...
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29/05/2017
Muchas Gracias - What makes our grower group tick

Muchas Gracias is a small grower group based in the medium rainfall zone near Arthur River, Western Australia. The group was established in June 2013 as a pilot Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring program funded by the South West Catchments Council (SWCC), with assistance from Evergreen Farming and Paul Omodei. 

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21/03/2016

Research & Discussion Papers

Managing production risk in farming

A paper presented to the Grasslands Society of Southern Australia on appreciating production risks in farming.

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03/06/2016
How does risk affect your decision making

A paper prepared for GRDC updates about how knowing the risk profile of your business can be used to inform future decisions.

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03/06/2016

Project Reports