Join Growcom’s Farm Business Resilience team in March for this interactive workshop where they will take you through the Farm Business Resilience Program, what resources are available for horticultural growers and how to develop your Farm Business Resilience Plan.
The workshop will also introduce participants to a range of climate tools including the Bureau of Meteorology’s MetEye and Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) Tool, as well as take a look at the short-term (1 – 3 month) seasonal outlook.
We understand that many growers are time poor therefore we are giving you the option to register for the full day program or half day of most interest.
10am – Introductions
10:20am – The Farm Business Resilience Program, tools for horticultural growers & developing your Farm Business Resilience Plan
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Climate tools (MetEye, Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) tool, and seasonal outlook)
2:30pm – End
Through the Farm Business Resilience Program for horticulture, Growcom is supporting growers to analyze all aspects of their current farm management, reviewing what’s working and what needs changing to be resilient and profitable for the longer-term.
The objective of the Program is to support growers to develop or update existing Farm Business Resilience Plans. To do this Growcom has incorporated a checklist of questions within our best management practice program, Hort360.
The Farm Business Resilience Module and Plan Template were designed in partnership with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. It prompts growers to consider all areas that should be included in your Plan and assists growers to access QRIDA funding.
Drought assistance in Queensland has been broadened and is now open to eligible primary producers across all agricultural sectors, to better manage future droughts without needing a drought declaration. Associated grants and loans available through QRIDA support capital infrastructure developments to foster greater preparedness and business resilience. For more information about current grants and loans available through QRIDA visit: www.qrida.qld.gov.au/drought-support
The Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and Queensland Government’s Drought and Climate Adaptation Program and is available until June 2024.