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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

Monetizing Machinery Decisions

Monetizing Machinery Decisions

Written by: Andrew Jones | Farm Business Consultant | 0456 688 171 Machinery investment decisions have always been an important part of the farming industry and will remain a complex decision. The complexity of the decision is highly dependent on the ‘service’ the...

Falling Numbers

Falling Numbers

Written by: Simon Leake | Agronomy | 0439 999 173   There has been substantial late season rainfall around the state this year leading to grain quality issues including sprouting in wheat and barley which is measured through the ‘falling number’ test. This...

Blinded by the light

Blinded by the light

Written by: Adrian Mondy | Grain Marketing Advisor | 0428 722 524 The CBH pricing saga has been much discussed in recent times and whilst I’ll attempt to discuss other pricing issues in this article, I can’t avoid including the topic because it has, and still is,...

Foliar Nutrition and Application

Foliar Nutrition and Application

Written by: Sang Ravindran | Farm Business Consultant | 0436 687 530   Originally ‘created’ for the intensive horticulture industry, the foliar nutrition application is now a common practice and often used in different agricultural industries. The uptake of this...

Will total harvest bans be more common this harvest?

Will total harvest bans be more common this harvest?

Written by: Richard Quinlan | Agronomist | 0428 648 828   The answer is probably. This is not because conditions are any more dangerous than in previous seasons, but because the system used to assess fire bans has changed in 2022. The Australian Fire Danger...

Playing CBH Grain Roulette

Playing CBH Grain Roulette

Written by: Nic Sewell |   Grain Marketing Advisor   |   0436 606 525   The last month of grain marketing has been a very interesting time, mostly due to the unusual pricing tactics implemented by CBH Marketing & Trading (M&T). M&T have made a...

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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.