Australian farm business performance insights from effective farm business managers

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Slaughter, Geoff, Glass, Rod, Noble, Chris and Beattie, Claire. 2015. Australian farm business performance insights from effective farm business managers. Canberra, Australia. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
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Australian farm business performance insights from effective farm business managers

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsSlaughter, Geoff (Author), Glass, Rod (Author), Noble, Chris (Author) and Beattie, Claire (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages118
SeriesRIRDC Publication No 15/061
Year2015
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
ISBN9781742548074
ISSN1440-6845
Web Address (URL)https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/15-061
Abstract

This national study aims to improve farm business performance through developing a reflective self-assessment tool to assist farmers to evaluate their business performance, and to prioritise strategies and tactics to improve performance. The Farm Management Strategy Tool is based on insights into strategies and tactics used to achieve performance goals from the perceptions of a large and diverse sample of farmers who are seen as relatively successful by their peers and industry leaders. This research identifies the thinking behind the strategies and tactics that could contribute to increased profitability and the ability to achieve business-related goals. The reflective self-assessment tool assists farmers and their advisors to tailor relevant strategies and tactics to their own unique situation and performance goals.

Keywordsfarm business performance, strategies, priorities, planning, performance goals, profitability.
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020300202. Agricultural land management
Byline AffiliationsAustralian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
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