Our Resilient Farming Business

Preparing farming partners to adapt through change

The next drought is coming, prices will swing, costs are rising and regulations are tightening.

Change and uncertainty and the resulting risks and opportunities are not new. But the pace and scale of change facing kiwi farmers is.

Navigating your farming business through accelerating change starts and the kitchen table, with calm and open minds and business plans and financial accounts open.

Resilience is a skill. It can be learnt and starts with investing time in preparation.

Farming and growing partners – Our Resilient Farming Business is a chance for you to take time out to work purely on your business instead of in your business – sharing the load together.

Who is the programme for?

Partners participate together – couples, owner/manager, mother/son, father/son or similar.
You will need to have:

  • access to financial accounts for your farming business
  • ability to read and understand financial accounts (profit or loss statement & balance sheet)
  • ability to prepare and understand a budget  

You will leave the programme:

  1. Understanding how you respond to change and how to embrace it
  2. Understanding how financially resilient your business currently is
  3. Knowing what your resilient farming business looks like
  4. With practical tools for ‘what if’ scenario planning & conversations
  5. With confidence to decide where to focus & prioritise resources
  6. With a realistic action plan to cultivate and build resilience
  7. Able to access tools and support networks that help build resilience

2023 Schedule

Programme Dates Times
Online  1 S1: Wed 3 May
S2: Thu 4 May
S3: Wed 10 May
S4: Wed 31 May
9:00am - 12:30pm each day
Ashburton Module 1: Thursday 27 April
Module 2: Thursday 25 May
9:00am - 5:00pm each day

Programme fee

Thanks to funding support from Ministry for Primary Industries, Our Resilient Farming Business costs just $280 + GST per farming partnership.  Click here to see our refund policy.

Programme partner

Thanks to support from the Ministry for Primary Industries to deliver 'Our Resilient Farming Business' in 2022 and 2023. 




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Four half-day online modules – group learning with expert facilitators.

Plus some self directed pre-work and intermodule work.

All sessions are 9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Your place, online on Zoom




Two full-day modules – group learning with expert facilitators.

Plus some self directed pre-work and intermodule work.

Both modules are 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location:  Ashburton 

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