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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

Planfarm helping foster Youth in Agriculture

Planfarm helping foster Youth in Agriculture

Written by:  Colin Rose | Business Manager | 0413 343 888   Planfarm have made a concerted effort to provide opportunities for those young people interested in the service delivery with Agriculture. There are a number of ways we support young people in Ag coming...

Mixed emotions across the board for Victorian  croppers!

Mixed emotions across the board for Victorian croppers!

Written by:  Dan Toohey | Planfarm Advisory | Farm Business Advisor | 0455 050 766   When taking stock of the 2022 season, it was a season that brought with it a roller coaster of emotions for many producers and brought with it a need for farmers to be nimble,...

Professional Development – it isn’t just about learning!

Professional Development – it isn’t just about learning!

Written by:  Emily Dempster | Finance and Administration Manager | 0410 789 164   I once had someone misunderstand what I meant by “PD”. They thought it was a personal day, and that I was going for a manicure. I quickly assured them it was professional...

So, who’s powering agriculture?

So, who’s powering agriculture?

Written by:  Cameron Weeks | Farm Business Consultant | 0427 006 944   As a sponsor of the recently held Rural Edge ‘Inspire 2023’ conference I was given the chance to represent Planfarm at a speaker and sponsor cocktail party the night before the conference...

12 months of madness

12 months of madness

Written by:  Jerome Critch | Grain Marketing Advisor, Director of Planfarm Marketing | 0488 404 848   Written 17th March 2023 If you are holding 2023 wheat swaps and are wondering when to roll them in to cash contracts this article is for you. If you are...

Noticed your grocery bill lately?

Noticed your grocery bill lately?

Written by: Bronson Gledhill | Farm Business Consultant | 0497 822 681   Times are a changing and broadacre producers throughout the state are becoming accustomed to an unattractive outlook driven by our beloved operating costs (not). But the issue succeeds that...

Wheat Powdery Mildew- what did we learn last year?

Wheat Powdery Mildew- what did we learn last year?

Written by:  Nick McKenna | Agronomist | 0427 681 574   Many things in life make no distinction between being late and being wrong. You may have all the best information, an infallible plan and inscrutable logic, but if you get your timing wrong it’s the same as...

Annual review season summary

Annual review season summary

Written by: Cameron Weeks | Farm Business Consultant | 0427 006 944 “The contrast is necessary for the focus”. The 2022/23 annual review and budget season is coming to an end and in summary the experience for clients is a one of contrasting emotions. On one hand...

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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.