New Farmers Resources
Young Farmers Toolkit
The Farm Table :
The resources within provide guidance on different leasing arrangements, spreadsheets to calculate a leasing rate, tips in preparing a lease agreement and improving farm lease contracts, and improving tenant-land holder relationships.
Lease Land Calculator
: Department of Primary Industries
Economic & Jobs Growth Potential of the Agriculture, Viticulture & Aquaculture Industries on the NSW Far South Coast
DPI - 2016
Production on a small scale - DPI Animals and Livestock
Funding / Grants / Financial Support
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Assistance, grants and tenders
"grants and financial assistance programmes to Australian businesses and individuals to help boost productivity and exports."
A GUIDE TO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMEMT:
"Acknowledging there is a wide diversity for the reasons why people choose to live on the NSW North Coast and the criteria people use to select an enterprise, there are still three basic criteria to address before starting out in any commercial agricultural pursuit -
1. Check the suitability of your land (a resource audit) -
Including soil, aspect, slope, access to water, frost risk, etc. Remember don’t grow a particular crop just because it will grow well on your land.
2. Research your markets -
Visit major markets, speak to consumers, retailers and agents, gather market information from market reporting services, speak to other growers, industry organisations, exporters, processors, etc. Remember beware the DFO (data free observation).
3. Prepare a business plan -
A business plan should answer the following questions:
1. What resources are available? - $, (establishment and on-going), land,
infrastructure (harvesting, transport, processing etc) skills, labour and time.