Planfarm Academy is your gateway to Professional Development for your farm business and for Agribusiness Professionals. We know that the most successful farmers are not only good at the operations side of farming, they also excel in Agronomy and the Business of Farming.
Our business of farming course challenges you to be as good at the business of farming as you are at farming. This course has all of the content you need to improve your business skills and learn about YOUR business – taking you to the next level.
This course is for people who have had no formal training in the field of agronomy. The program was developed to help you gain a greater understanding of broadacre farming agronomy delivered by our experienced agronomists, covering the foundations of agronomy.
This course includes the 12 modules from the Introduction to Agronomy course plus 17 extra modules that go deeper into each topic. For people wanting to gain a solid understanding of agronomy and benefit from extra interaction and a face-to-face meeting.
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. Developed in Western Australia and personally overseen by course coordinator, Peter Newman, Planfarm Academy is geared for families striving for business growth, sustainability and succession planning. Additionally, Planfarm Academy accelerates and identifies the development of farm careers, from farm workers through to managers and owners.
Farmers and agri-businesses have many opportunities to attend events focused on grain and livestock production but they have very limited opportunities to learn about the business of farming.
“We did the Planfarm Academy, Business of Farming course because we felt that we didn’t fully understand our business. While meeting with our consultant we would look at the data and nod our heads, but deep down we knew that we didn’t fully understand our numbers and metrics that were used to measure our business. We now feel we have a good grip of the data and can go back to the video content any time we need a refresher.”
“Would highly recommend this course. The flipped classroom model gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace while still working.”
“We set a vision for our business 15 years ago and that time has gone by in the blink of an eye, and now with the boys at home it is time to set a new vision. It is the roadmap to the destination of our choice, worked out between all members of the business.”
If you’ve ever gone to a farmer field day and some of the information has gone over your head, you’re not alone. There is a lot of assumed knowledge in the agriculture industry and not all farmers have had the benefit of agronomy training.
In this course, we cover the same topics as the Introduction to Agronomy course but we go deeper. We explore each topic in more detail and get into the specifics of crop and pasture agronomy. This course will suit people who need agronomy skills in their day-to-day life whether they are farming or working in the Ag industry. Perfect for people who have never studied agronomy, or perhaps it’s been a few years since your agronomy studies and you feel like you need a refresher.
Our Planfarm Academy courses run as a flipped classroom model where you watch videos on the content, complete worksheets, and then we get together in webinars or video conferences and face-to-face to discuss the concepts. It’s a great opportunity to interact with the experts in the field and ask them questions you really need answered.
Be as good at the business of farming as you are at farming by improving your business skills today!
Gain a greater understanding of broadacre farming agronomy delivered by our experienced agronomists!
Dig deeper into each agronomy topic and benefit from a face-to-face meeting at the end of the course.