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Sustainable Farm Finance
A Practical Guide for Broadacre Graziers
Farm finance is a topic that is not often discussed but is vital to the success and longevity of these unique family businesses.
Sustainable Farm Finance draws upon the practical, on-farm financial experience of John Mitchell, a grazier in New South Wales who saved his family farm, transforming it from financial peril to a successful business. The story of his success, and how he achieved it, is told here with input and insights from economist Bruce Chapman and scientist David Lindenmayer, to create a useful and highly readable resource for property managers in Australia.
Filled with tips and suggestions for how to better manage your own farm finance, as well as real-life examples of their application in regional Australia, this is an essential resource for farmers who wish to maximize the financial outcomes of their land.
- An easy-to-read guide to farm finance from a successful and experienced Australian land manager.
- Features case studies from real-life experiences running a family farm. Includes practical tips to assist with your own farm finance.
About the authors
Chapter 1: Taking stock and making plans
Chapter 2: Success begins with a budget
Chapter 3: Increasing your farm’s profitability
Chapter 4: Financing farm expansion
Chapter 5: Achieving environmental sustainability
Appendix 1: Your farm finance checklists
Appendix 2: Adverse-event plans
Appendix 3: Is a new property worth buying?