FARM BUSINESS RESILIENCE PLANNING SERVICE
If you’re an extensive livestock producer in Southern Queensland, we offer free, impartial and confidential support to help improve the resilience of your farm business.
- natural disasters including drought, flooding and bushfires
- market uncertainty and other industry pressures.
The Farm Business Resilience Planning Service provides the tools, skills and knowledge extensive livestock producers need to prepare for and effectively manage climate and business risks. Which helps improve farm business resilience for the longer term. Including the ability to absorb and recover from challenges that have a negative impact on production and financial returns.
The Farm Business Resilience Planning Service operates alongside the Rural Financial Counselling Service.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Our livestock business planning specialists can come to your farm or rural business and help improve your farm business resilience.
|What’s on offer||How it assists your livestock farm business|
|Completing a livestock self-assessment checklist||Your completed checklist will help you work out where you and your livestock farm business are now.|
Before you can plan for the future, you need to have a good understanding of your current situation.
|Developing a livestock business resilience plan||Your plan will help you identify and manage the specific risks affecting your livestock farm business.|
You’ll have proactive strategies and actions prepared to address the specific risks affecting your farm business. Allowing you to achieve better outcomes and improve your farm business resilience.
|Improving your overall financial and business literacy||With improved skills and knowledge in financial and business areas, you can make better, more informed decisions for your livestock farm business.|
|Applying for the drought support package (grant and/or loan) from Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA)||QRIDA Drought Preparedness Grants offer up to $50,000 as a co-contribution grant to assist you to undertake on-farm capital improvements that will improve the drought preparedness of your property.|
QRIDA Sustainability Loans can help you secure the future sustainability of your livestock farm business.
|Providing individual on-property support to you in your business.||Our livestock business planning specialists provide the ongoing support you need to develop your plan to adapt to the challenges of managing your business.|
You don’t need to be at risk or experiencing financial hardship to access our Farm Business Resilience Planning Service. You only need to be an extensive livestock producer (rangeland cattle, sheep or goat producer) located in Southern Queensland.
If you’re not an extensive livestock producer
- Queensland Farmers Federation
- Cotton Australia
- Nursery and Garden Industry Queensland
- Turf Queensland
- Subtropical Dairy.
HOW TO ACCESS ASSISTANCE
Get in touch with one of our livestock business planning specialists to access our free, impartial and confidential Farm Business Resilience Planning Service.
SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND
Supporting Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie and Blackall-Tambo areas
0497 562 232
DARLING DOWNS / SOUTH WEST QUEENSLAND
Supporting Goondiwindi, Balonne, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Maranoa and Western Downs areas
0447 760 743
CENTRAL QUEENSLAND & WIDE BAY / BURNETT
Supporting Central Highlands, Rockhampton, Banana and North Burnett areas
0447 789 109
This program is jointly funded through Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Queensland Government’s Drought and Climate Adaptation Program.
RFCS SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND
Funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
Member of the national RFCS Network