Beyond Farming Talking over the fence:
planning for life after farming
Beyond Farming puts current farmers in touch with former farmers to
discuss opportunities outside farming. It is available to farmers who
would like to discuss the options for themselves and their families if
selling the farm business or retiring. Considering these options is an
important part of business and succession planning. It can be helpful to
talk with someone who knows farming but has moved on, and is using
their skills and experiences outside farming.
Beyond Farming was initiated under the pilot of drought reform measures in Western Australia which were in place from 1st July 2010 to 30th June 2012. The inital program was conducted by the Australian Government in partnership with the Western Australian Government.
The program is continuing into 2013 with further funding from Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia.
Beyond Farming will be available to all farmers throughout Western Australia. Some of the success of the program has been that it has reduced isolation and has offered a sounding board for ideas and given some of out state's farmers an opportunity to think differently.