Help is available to improve your farm business. Get involved in one of our industry-driven business development programs to farm smarter and more sustainably. Hundreds of central Queensland farmers have already benefited from taking part.
Modelling shows farms in central Queensland can increase profits by up to $75 per hectare by switching to Controlled Traffic Farming from a conventional farming system. To deliver best management practices programs for farmers, we work closely with industry partners AgForce, Growcom and Cotton Australia, and the extension network within the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries .
About Grains Best Management Practices Program (Grains BMP)
Grains BMP is a voluntary, industry-led program that helps broadacre grain growers identify improved practices that can help improve the long-term profitability of their enterprise. It also helps identify the steps needed to incorporate best management practices into their enterprise. It also allows the grains industry to demonstrate good environmental management to the wider community.
See how you measure up
Get up to speed with what research and leaders in your industry has determined is best practice, and self-evaluate how you’re performing in key business areas. You can work through self-assessment modules on your own or in a relaxed workshop setting with other farmers.
Develop a plan for improvement
Identify and prioritise changes and come away with a plan of attack to improve your business by increasing your productivity while caring for the land. If you want your farm to remain viable for generations to come this is a great chance take a whole-of-property approach to planning.
Access training and funding
Your action plan might identify training, machinery upgrades, or changes to farm layout and management practices that are eligible for funding from FBA. We have co-funded a wide range of projects that help grain growers, horticulturalists and cotton growers improve their business sooner. About 90 per cent of farmers that join a program go on to receive grants for an on-ground project.
Help your industry share its success
Information about your business will always be kept confidential. However, the aggregated data from business development programs we support helps industry to benchmark performance, share its successes, and advocate for farmers.