We help farmers find the path that's right for them & build a brighter future for themselves, their families & the planet
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We reduce risk & barriers for farmers moving to a more sustainable, future-focused farming or work
Supporting Aussie farmers as they pave the way towards a more sustainable & viable future.
Supporting Aussie farmers as they pave the way towards a more
sustainable & viable future.
Farm Transitions Australia is a registered charity, established to assist Australian beef and dairy farmers transition into more sustainable and regenerative forms of plant-focused agriculture, business or other careers. We provide free business advisory and support services to farmers to help them build a better future for them and their families, through a financially-viable business and improved mental well-being, away from the stresses of their current farming situation.
The farming industry is changing putting unprecedented pressure on farmers to adapt.
Changing consumer demands, unpredictable weather patterns, rising operational costs, climate change pressures and societal pressures to shift into sustainable, regenerative, environmentally-friendly forms of agriculture weigh heavily on meat and dairy farmers.
For many farmers, particularly dairy farmers, farming life is becoming more difficult. Many farmers are feeling helpless, trapped in a farming system with enormous outside pressures to adapt and change. Add in long working hours, no downtime, high inputs and a volatile export market, as well as precision fermentation and the rise of milk and meat substitutes, and the stress can be relentless.
Some farmers are now seizing opportunities in more sustainable plant-focused farming, selling carbon through revegetation, restoring ecosystems or diversifying into other non-farming sustainable businesses or career change.
Many farmers are open to change, either seeking a future-focused business that is financially secure and less stressful or looking to exit the industry with a career change. Farm Transitions Australia works to support farmers, to help them towards their goals.
What people are saying
"Farming is still our future, but unsustainable, non-regenerative farming is a thing of the past. As a former dairy and beef farmer of 18 years, I can vouch there is a quality of life and freedom away from the cowshed I had forgotten existed. The future is bright and the benefits are limitless, but we can't expect farmers to make everything happen on their own. We can all play a valuable part in helping them transition into the farmers of the future."– Jackie Norman, ex-farmer
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