Farm Business Management

 
 

FARM MANAGEMENT


dairy Development grants

Available funds have been fully allocated and the program is now closed


Tactics for Tight Times is a program that connects with farmers and brings together resources and practical advice that meets the needs of each region


Planning and budgeting is a crucial part of any business, and gives farmers control over expenditure on their farm


Information to assist farmers with a broad range of agricultural issues, including animal health and welfare information and upcoming workshops and events


Targeted Dairy Technical Support

Agriculture Victoria will provide more targeted dairy technical support for dairy farmers

Call the Agriculture Victoria Information Line on 136 186


farmers' fund

The Farmers’ Fund provides dairy farmers with the opportunity to seek grants of up to $20,000 to encourage innovation, build productivity and stimulate growth


 

Financial


Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans provide low interest loans of up to $1 million for eligible dairy farm businesses affected by Murray Goulburn's and Fonterra's decisions to reduce farm gate milk prices


The Rural Financial Counselling Service provides free rural financial counselling to a range of clients, including dairy farmers, who are suffering financial hardship


Assists primary producers to deal more effectively with fluctuations in cash flows


Income support payment, available to eligible farmers & their families experiencing financial hardship


If your farm business is unable to meet your tax obligations and you are experiencing financial hardship, you can discuss deferred payment plans


The scheme makes it compulsory for banks & other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before commencing debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages


Australian Government Farmer Assistance Hotline

Information on the Commonwealth Government's support services available to farmers and rural communities (e.g. Farm Household Allowance)

132 316


Small Business Support


Small Businesses Workshops

Small businesses in Victoria's dairy regions can access expert mentoring and advice from experienced industry specialists to help them make informed business decisions during this financially stressful period


Small Business Financial Counsellors

Small business financial counsellors will be appointed in the Eastern and North Eastern RFCS regions to support non-agriculture related small businesses impacted by the dairy industry downturn. Small business counsellors are already operating in North West and Western Victoria