Know How / Business management

Agriculture is changing rapidly so farmers need the right mix of practical, financial and management skills to drive their businesses forward.

This page will help improve your day-to-day decision-making through better measuring and monitoring, as well as looking at what to consider if making more strategic decisions such as buying land or diversifying.

Key areas of focus:

  • Budgeting, benchmarking and business planning advice
  • Getting the right business structure in place
  • People management and staffing issues
  • How to approach succession planning
  • Expert advice from the Business Clinic team

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