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Resources and Tools

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

Drought Plan Template

A written drought plan can remind you of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Looking ahead and focusing on the factors you can change or influence is an essential key to managing dry times effectively.

Managing drought, fire and flood guide

The newly updated Managing drought, fire and flood guide provides relevant and up to date information to assist primary producers following major events, including drought.

Drought Recovery Guide

The road to recovery following drought can be a long one. The guide is a valuable tool to help guide management decisions and support primary producers during this challenging time.

Business Plan Template

Enhance farm management through this business plan template. Strategically plan and manage resources for sustainable agricultural success.

Carbon Opportunity Decision Support Tool

This tool is designed to assist Australian land managers in better understanding carbon farming opportunities and to identify which might be best suited for their enterprise.

Dairy Australia Farm Fitness Checklist

Dairy farmers have the choice of using a range of Our Farm, Our Plan resources. Get started with a self-assessment using the Farm Fitness Checklist.

State Seasonal Update

Up-to-date information about current seasonal conditions. Find out about drought, rainfall and temperature over the past month, outlook for the coming three months or get a detailed breakdown of conditions for your region.

Combined Drought Indicator

This interactive tool provides a snapshot of current seasonal conditions for NSW, factoring in rainfall, soil moisture and modelled pasture/crop growth indices. By accounting for the effectiveness of rainfall, the CDI provides a more comprehensive indicator of drought conditions.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones.

Farm Performance Video Series

This video series puts the spotlight on three farm business tools that are part of an enormous range of practical doing tools available to all farm business operators in today's demanding business world.