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Grow your farming knowledge and take your agricultural endeavours to new heights with Planfarm. Join our programs and discover a world of possibilities in farming and agronomy.

Take your farming to the next level with Planfarm

At Planfarm, we’re committed to empowering farmers and agricultural industry partners with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or an agribusiness service provider, our range of programs and services is designed to help you level up your expertise and achieve greater success in the world of farming and agriculture.

Learn the Business of Farming

Are you a farmer looking to gain better control of your farm’s financial aspects for a smoother, more profitable operation? Our Business of Farming Program is tailored to meet your needs. Join now and take charge of your farm’s financial health.

Enhance Your Agronomy Skills

If you’re a farmer aiming to elevate your agronomy skills without returning to university, our Agronomy of Farming Program could be the answer. Learn from experienced agronomists, improve your decision-making in the field, and confidently engage with peers in agronomic discussions.

Support for Your Farm Business

Are you seeking one-to-one support to grow and manage your family farm business effectively? Our Farm Business Strategy Sessions offer personalised guidance across all aspects of farm management. Let us help you chart a path to success.

Upskill Your Agribusiness Team

Our Business of Farming Program and Agronomy of Farming Program are tailored to upskill your team on the best practices of running a profitable farm business and agronomy strategies that work. Both programs can be delivered online, with interactive elements such as live webinars.

Specialised Grain Marketing Services

Western Australian farmers seeking grain marketing assistance can rely on our expertise to navigate this complex arena successfully.

Tailored Support for Your Unique Needs

Sometimes, a tailored approach is essential. If you’re an agribusiness service looking for customised support, our Strategy Sessions are here to address your specific requirements.

Comprehensive Agronomy Services

Western Australian farmers in need of agronomy assistance will find our services valuable in optimising crop management.

Expert Horticulture Advisory

For Australian fruit and vegetable growers, our Horticulture Services provide invaluable farm business advisory to help maximise potential.

Empower Your Farming Journey

As a dedicated Australian farmer, you understand the importance of managing peak debt, machinery financing, succession planning, and more. Your commitment to excellence is unwavering, but the demands of running a farm leave little time for additional education. You’re in search of practical, no-nonsense solutions to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the profitability and success of your farm.

JP AND DARCIE VAN DE VELDE

Pictured on the Van De Velde family farm, ‘Jaloran’, located in Wagin. The Van De Velde family partnered with Planfarm when they moved to Australia in 2018.

Partner with Planfarm

Planfarm work with more than 500 farm businesses, many of whom are Australia’s very best and each on a professional journey of continuous and collaborative improvement.

JP AND DARCIE VAN DE VELDE

Pictured on the Van De Velde family farm, ‘Jaloran’, located in Wagin. The Van De Velde family partnered with Planfarm when they moved to Australia in 2018.

We Address Your Needs

At Planfarm, we address your needs comprehensively, covering crucial areas and skill sets such as:

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Understanding farm profit

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Grain & livestock marketing

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Succession planning

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Machinery & technology

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Ratios & KPIs

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People development

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Soils & soil constraints

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Crop nutrition

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Pastures & livestock

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Machinery investment

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Tax & business structures

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Crop establishment

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Weeds, pests & disease

JP AND DARCIE VAN DE VELDE | Pictured on the Van De Velde family farm, ‘Jaloran’, located in Wagin. The Van De Velde family partnered with Planfarm when they moved to Australia in 2018.

Case Study: The Mullan Family

The Mullan family (pictured) partnered with Planfarm in 2005. They currently utilise the Farm Business Consulting service.

“We are third generation farmers, and the kids are fourth. We joined Planfarm in 2005 and the relationship adds another dimension to our operation. When times have been tight, Planfarm have been by our side to prepare very professional, very smart business plan presentations which have ultimately led to being able to secure great finance opportunities.” – Rob and Lee-Ann Mullan

Visit the Farm Business Consulting page to learn more about this service.

Are You the Future of Farming?

Planfarm Academy is one of Australia’s leading agri-related learning platforms and allows families or individuals to create and achieve their vision for the future. Enrol now for the Planfarm Academy Business of Farming and Introduction to Agronomy courses at heavily discounted rates, or take a look at our new Agronomy of Farming Course.

Business of Farming Course

Be as good at the business of farming as you are at farming itself by taking your business skills and knowledge to the next level.

Agronomy of Farming Course

Dig deeper into each agronomy topic and benefit from live interactive Q&A’s are run twice a year.

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POLLY AND SARAH CORKE

Pictured on the Corke family farm, ‘Rolvenden’, located in Yearlering. The Corke family partnered with Planfarm in 2004.

Insights

Soil Sampling & Testing Guide 2024

Soil Sampling & Testing Guide 2024

| Simon Leake

In anticipation for the end of harvest and getting prepped for the 2024 growing season I thought it might be useful to put together a guide for you to make getting your program started easier and save you some of the guess work. Sampling Start with seeing if you have...

Timing is everything… a carbon farming story

Timing is everything… a carbon farming story

| Danielle Gale

We are having more and more discussions with growers who are interested in integrating carbon farming activities into their business. One of the common themes in these discussions is timing - how soon can they have a carbon project up and running? The answer, in short...

Temporary Full Expensing, Instant Asset Write-Offs and the COVID Hangover

Temporary Full Expensing, Instant Asset Write-Offs and the COVID Hangover

| Stephen Cocking

A hangover: ‘fleeting pleasure traded for tomorrow's discomfort, a zero-sum exchange where momentary joy equals morning's regret’. With harvest winding to a close for many, it’s not just a rowdy cut-out that will lead to headaches for farmers and businesses across...

Navigating Grain Markets from AWB Basis Pool to Global Strategies

Navigating Grain Markets from AWB Basis Pool to Global Strategies

| Andrew Tasker

Written by: Andrew Tasker | Grain Marketing Advisor | 0408 848 123   It’s great to be a part of the Planfarm team, albeit a baptism of fire with a mid-harvest start date! I originally moved to WA to work in the grain industry in 2000 when producers were looking...

This is always an opportune time to assess

This is always an opportune time to assess

| Martin Anderson

Written by:  Martin Anderson | Farm Business Consultant | 0439 150 458   With harvest well underway across the state and finished already in some parts, the annual review season is rapidly approaching. This is always an opportune time to assess in a financial...

Machinery solutions – with a twist!

Machinery solutions – with a twist!

| Mike Cameron

Written by:  Mike Cameron | Specialist Farm Business Consultant | 0429 390 144 Given the cost of machinery Planfarm have developed some interesting solutions on how to get the very best out of them with a twist…. How to love your machines and get the very best out of...

Chemical carry over – friend or foe?

Chemical carry over – friend or foe?

| Nick McKenna

Earlier this year I was at work and came across some DAP. It wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except that it was September and I found it ~5cm beneath the soil surface in the paddock. It’s pretty dry if 4 months after seeding the fertiliser granules haven’t dissolved!...

Making sense of the new CBH harvest grades.

Making sense of the new CBH harvest grades.

| Adrian Mondy

CBH have introduced several new storage/pay grades for the 2023 harvest. Some have been floated for a while now, whereas others have been introduced during harvest to combat seasonal quality issues from the early receivals in the north. I thought it worthwhile to have...

Looking to Invest?

A majority owned subsidiary of Planfarm Pty Ltd, Australian Farm Investment Management (AFIM) manages Australian broadacre agricultural investments for institutional and sophisticated investors.

Elevate Your Farming Knowledge with Planfarm

At Planfarm, we’re committed to empowering farmers and agricultural industry partners with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or an agribusiness service provider, our range of programs and services is designed to help you level up your expertise and achieve greater success in the world of farming and agriculture.

Get tailored guidance with a Farm Business Strategy Session. Contact us and get started today.

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Client Testimonials

We’ve had the principal farm for 80 years and, like any business, you can get a little comfortable. Partnering with Planfarm gives us another perspective and allows smarter, independent decision making and analysis. We better understand the profit drivers in our business which has led to the opportunity to expand our operation via acquisition and lease.

We moved from South Africa two years ago, as potato and summer crop farmers, broadacre grain and sheep was a whole new experience. My son JP has taken on the full responsibility of farming our farm after the loss of my husband in South Africa only weeks before we moved. Planfarm have been critical in strategic planning and educating us on Australian farming conditions and accessing and building historical production records. Planfarm is an important factor in our succession planning as our situation is not a simple, standard plan, their role is vital for our future as a young family.

We’ve partnered with Planfarm for three generations. They help to keep us level headed and to approach farm operations, succession planning and general business with a balanced view. They are a great sounding board for our ideas and bring many of their own to the table. Importantly, Planfarm’s historical records of the business allow us to review data and make informed decisions. I’ve also participated in Planfarm Academy which has been very beneficial.

We’ve had the principal farm for 80 years and, like any business, you can get a little comfortable. Partnering with Planfarm gives us another perspective and allows smarter, independent decision making and analysis. We better understand the profit drivers in our business which has led to the opportunity to expand our operation via acquisition and lease.