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Farm Business Resilience Program

The Farm Business Resilience Program

How we help
The program builds the strategic management capacity of farmers/farm managers and employees state wide to prepare for and manage risk, adapt to a changing climate and improve the farm business’s economic, environmental and social resilience.

The program supports learning in areas including strategic business skills, risk management, natural resource management, and personal and social resilience. 

The Farm Business Resilience Program takes a proactive approach to promoting long-term resilience, sustainable productivity and growth in farm businesses before the times get tough – it is not a hardship program. It may, however, provide a pathway for farmers exiting hardship programs and looking to improve their strategic farm business management, planning and decision making skills to increase their resilience to future droughts and other impacts.

"We help primary industries identify and access opportunities to support the growth of their business."

We can support you with information and resources to:

The Farm Business Resilience Program is designed to support farmers to develop or update existing farm business plans through providing business coaching. The coaching includes professional and individually tailored support to assist farmers complete their plan.

Visit Business Coaching for more information or lodge your interest below.

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Business Coaching

The coaching program offers subsidised access to professional business coaches who will deliver both on-farm support and group workshops to prepare you and your business for the risks and challenges the industry faces.

Succession Planning

Succession is complex and challenging and not like any other business skill due to the nature of farm management and family issues.

Workshops and Events

The program holds a range of events, workshops and tours to share knowledge and experience.

Podcasts and Webinars

The Farm Business Resilience Program have created a number of podcasts and webinars which aim to support continuous learning in the areas of risk management, business planning and building social and personal resilience.

Resources and Tools

We’ve developed a range of toolkits - full of videos, guides, checklists and templates to support NSW farmers.

Farm Business Case Studies

Hear how the Farm Business Reslience Program has helped farmers across NSW.

Young Farmer Business Program

The Young Farmer Business Program is an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries to help you gain the skills you need for the office – not the paddock or boat.

About and Contact

The Farm Business Resilience Program was launched by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), alongside the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund in 2021, funded to December 2025.

Got a few questions?

Contact us on farmbusiness@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Farm Business Resilience Program Funding Partners