Our Services

Farm Business Consulting

NELSON LEE

Pictured on the Lee family farm, ‘Wilcarra’, located in Bulyee. The Lee family partnered with Planfarm in 2001 and currently utilise both the Farm Business Consulting and Grain Marketing services.

Essentially, we put our 46 years in the business of farming, into your farm business.

Independent and privately owned, you can be assured that when you partner with Planfarm the advice and guidance you receive is completely proven, without external influence and, most importantly, highly successful.

Planfarm already work with many of the most successful farm businesses in Australia and therefore can confidently identify key areas for your improvement, optimum performance and profitability. We combine on-the-ground pragmatism with wide ranging business experience and take a long-term view with sustainability and succession planning front of mind. Additionally, we can collaborate with other professionals involved in your business to ensure that everyone has your vision for the future, front of mind.

Our Farm Business Consultants analyse‭, ‬strategise and take actions that will immediately demonstrate the benefits of partnering with Planfarm‭ in accordance with the Planfarm process: vision and goal setting, business analysis, providing insight, developing a plan and measuring success.


Planfarm’s Farm Business Consulting arm offers the following services:

  • Financial management: a review of all your business finances and budget preparation/recommendations.
  • Enterprise analysis: analysing and comparing the profitability of the various farm enterprises.
  • Conducting audits: audit farm performance against industry standards.
  • Preparing reports: mid-year, end-of-season and as required.
  • Benchmarking: a personalised assessment of where you are benchmarked in your region.
  • Lease and purchase recommendations: a thorough analysis of lease and purchase options as they arise.

Clients of our Farm Business Consulting services also receive additional insights from our complimentary Landline newsletters, as well as access to the Herbicide Guide app.

Farm Advisory Board

Additional to the many consulting platforms that we can offer your business, we are also able to help create, and even sit on or chair, your very own Farm Advisory Board.

In larger farm organisations, and particularly those with multiple ‘partners’, the establishment of an advisory board is proving to be an extremely beneficial step for both the business/the family(s) in terms of fostering effective communication plus bringing rigour and professionalism to the business.

THE LEE FAMILY

Pictured on the Lee family farm, ‘Wilcarra’, located in Bulyee. The Lee family partnered with Planfarm in 2001 and currently utilise both the Farm Business Consulting and Grain Marketing services.

We’ve been with Planfarm for 20 plus years and in that time, aside of agronomy, they’ve guided and analysed every critical decision made in the business. Their influence with business planning and financial and management controls have seen the business grow to almost 4 times in area and over 8 times growth in equity. Planfarm also help with off-farm investment and succession planning.

– Steven and Amy Lee

Get in Touch

For more information on Farm Business Consulting, our tailored packages, or to organise a site visit, contact Farm Business Consulting Director Cameron Weeks on 0427 006 944 or cameron@planfarm.com.au. If you are interested in any of Planfarm’s other services, visit the ‘Contact Us’ page to get in touch.

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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.

– James and Margaret Couper

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.

– Samantha Van De Velde

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.

– Paul Ward