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Beyond Farming Talking over the fence:

planning for life after farming

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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.

 

Are you a former farmer?

Volunteer to become a Beyond Farming Mentor and talk to current farmers about your experience of moving off the farm (both men and women and couples are encouraged to volunteer).

Click here to find out more or to register your interest

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Are you a current farmer?

We can put you in touch with a Beyond Farming Mentor about opportunities outside farming (both men and women are encouraged to register).

Click here to find out more or to register your interest 

 

       
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Call (free) 1800 616 076
or email beyondfarming@wacoss.org.au to find out more

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