Do you want to be a top performing farm business?
Do you want to be a high level farm business manager?
You can work this out by years of trial and error
Take a short cut and learn from the people who
know the business of farming
Professional Development for Farmers & Agribusiness
Planfarm Academy is a leading learning platform for Australian agriculture. You set your vision for the future and we'll help you get there. Developed in Western Australia by Planfarm consultants along with other business professionals, the Business of Farming course is geared for families striving for business growth, sustainability and succession planning.
We help you progress from worker, to manager, and eventually owner of the business.
2021 PRICING COMING SOON!
What's ahead in 2021
Here's our Business of Farming course line up for the coming year
The Business of Farming course kicks off again in February with the second round running in July.
We will conclude each course with a one day in person meeting in Perth.
Farmers and Agribusiness have many opportunities to attend events focused on grain and livestock production but they have very limited opportunities to learn about the Business of Farming.
Who is it for?
We built this with young to middle age farmers in mind, and we have found it's suited to farmers of all ages and career stages.
We also run a tailored program for agribusiness professionals
Family members encouraged
We really encourage family members to do this program together where possible. We believe that a critical element of success is having all members of the business working towards a common goal. Most of our graduates have been couples and families who have completed the program together. There's nothing like having everyone on the same page!
How it runs
The course runs over eight weeks with 20 on-line video modules along with worksheets to complete with most modules. There are three group video conferences during the course and we get together for a one day in person event at the end in Perth. These provide the opportunity for you to ask questions and dig deeper into the content. The time commitment is roughly two hours per week.
This is known as the ‘flipped classroom’ approach and it has proven very popular with our graduates who are spread far and wide, allowing time, travel and cost to be minimised.
Each group size (for the in person meeting) is limited to 35 farm businesses.
Starts online in February 2021 concluding with the in person event
Q & A video conferences will be held on line throughout the course.
Note: If you can't make it for the first week or two that's no problem, you can catch up when you're ready to start.
The Q & A video conferences are recorded to watch later for those that can't make it on the day.
February 2021 & July 2021
Our first four Business of Farming courses in
2018, 2019 & 2020 have been a big hit
General satisfaction with the course 8.7/10
How likely are you to recommend to someone else 9.1/10
Value for money 8.3/10
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The program has been developed by our Planfarm consultants in partnership with other experts who specialise in people development, tax and legal matters.
We built it from the ground up to ensure that the most important aspects of the farm business are covered.
Not too much, not too little, just what matters most.