In periods of drought, farm business management skills have been identified as a crucial element in maintaining sustainability. Effective risk management is essential to profitability when growers are faced with events such as drought.

The process of farm business management includes:

  • setting strategic goals, targets and directions for each enterprise
  • identifying and implementing appropriate risk management strategies
  • understanding and being able to quantify the cost of production
  • being able to interpret financial information and make data-based decisions
  • planning and reviewing business performance.

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