Farm management

To support Western Australian farm businesses, the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) provides farm planning workshops to build business skills, business capacity and a better understanding of the profit drivers in your business.

DAFWA also assists farm businesses and rural communities that are experiencing financial difficulty by supporting State and Federal assistance schemes that aim to build the ongoing financial resilience of our farm businesses.

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  • When working towards a goal there are often things that help us and other things that work against us. Force field analysis looks at ways to manage these helpful and unhelpful effects.

  • The Eight criteria technique is used to compare different options for achieving a goal. It also highlights issues that need to be managed when implementing the selected option.

  • The Impact and influence tool is used to help to decide which options to choose to achieve a goal. This tool uses two criteria:

  • A How-how diagram helps to identify ways to achieve a goal or solve a problem. It shows a range of possible solutions all in one place.

  • In any business there are a number of things that have to be in place and working well if the business is to achieve its goals. These are the critical success factors (CSFs).

  • The question "Why?" can be a powerful problem finding tool, particularly when it is asked at least five times in a row.  The Repetitive why technique uses the question "Why?" to get past the sympto

  • Goals are an important part of business improvement.  Having SMARTT goals makes it easier to stay on track to success and keep motivated.

  • While there are lots of things that need to be done every day in a business, it is important to keep our eye on what it is we are trying to achieve; the target outcomes.

  • Establishing a healthy and productive orchard requires planning and preparation. You must first select a mango variety and then its propagation method.

  • The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has amended the registration of 2,4-D High Volatile Ester (HVE) herbicides.

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