Planfarm Academy

Business of Farming Course

Professional development for farmers, farming families and agribusinesses striving for business growth, sustainability and succession planning.


Pictured on the Mullan family farm, ‘Eastville Park’, located in Wickepin. The Mullan family partnered with Planfarm in 2005.

About the Business of Farming Course

The Business of Farming course is 100% designed and developed by Planfarm and it is a proven pathway to success. Created from the ground up, this course covers the absolute fundamentals of farming and farm business as well as covering the important areas of human resource development, tax and legal. It allows you to set your vision for the future, then helps you to achieve it. Depending on where you are at in your working life, this course can assist you to progress from worker, to manager, and eventually farm business owner. For farm business families, the Business of Farming Course is a brilliant platform for encouraging corporate compatibility and long-term success.

Is this course right for me?

Initially, we created the Business of Farming Course for individual farmers, however, we really encourage family members to do the program together where possible. We believe that a critical element of success is having all members of the business working towards a common goal. There’s nothing like having everyone on the same page.

How is the course run?

Limited to 35 participants, the Business of Farming course runs for eight weeks, with 20 online video modules and supporting worksheets. In terms of group interaction, we come together for three video conferences and, at the end of the course, all meet face-to-face in Perth. Essentially, it’s just two hours a week of your time and a lifetime of reward.

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Course Curriculum

The Business of Farming course curriculum has been developed by our Planfarm consultants in partnership with other experts who specialise in people development, tax and legal matters.

Participant Testimonials

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.

– Jen and Tim Critch

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.

– Kim and Michelle Slarke

Would highly recommend this course. The flipped classroom model gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace while still working.

– Ash Teakle

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Module 2: Family Business Management

In this module, Planfarm Director Cameron Weeks addresses the complex nature of family farming and discusses management of family businesses.

Pricing: Family Farms

$2,475 for the first person. $110 per additional person from the same business (up to four). Prices include GST.

Business of Farming course – 1 person

One person from a family farm business.
$2,475 incl. GST

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Business of Farming course – 2 people

Two people from a family farm business.
$2,585 incl. GST

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Business of Farming course – 3 people

Three people from a family farm business.
$2,695 incl. GST

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Business of Farming course – 4 people

Four people from a family farm business.
$2,805 incl. GST

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Pricing: Ag Industry and Corporate Farms

$2,475 for the first person. Prices include GST. Group discounts apply for additional people:

2–10 people: 20% discount
11–20 people: 25% discount
21+ people: 30% discount

Please get in touch with the Planfarm team to enrol.

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