Financial Literacy for Farm Business Decision Making

Posted on 24 Apr 2020

Please note: this is an old article

It was published in April 2020, so the information may be out-of-date.

A deep understanding of your farm business is really important especially when recovering from significant impacts, such as drought.

Meridian Agriculture Farm Business Consultant Paul Blackshaw will deliver a program for farmers recently impacted by drought in the Millewa-Carwarp region of North-West Victoria, the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) and East and Central Gippsland. The program will commence with a two-hour webinar that will focus on:

  • Basics of farm business managementSimple ways of identifying the current farm business position (analysis of recent financial performance, balance sheet, cash flow)
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Importance of evidence-based decision making
  • Developing a fair and realistic cash flow budget, including relevant scenarios
  • Strategic, tactical and operational planning

There is no cost to participate in the program, but registrations are required. Ideally farmers will participate in one of the webinars focused in their region but this is not essential.

For more informaton contact Paul Blackshaw on 0427 546 643 or

To register visit HERE or contact Meridian Agriculture on 03 5341 6100 or email