Our Farm, Our Plan is a new program developed by Dairy Australia with support from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation and DairyNZ. It is designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.
Having a clear view of long term business and personal goals helps to make better decisions, especially the big decisions. Our Farm, Our Plan keeps it simple and takes long term plans and ideas from your head and gets them down on one page. The ‘Plan on a Page’ requires agreement, is able to be shared and enables you to track your progress.
The key components of the program are:
- Farm Fitness Checklist: A ‘self-assessment’ tool to measure where you’re at now and to identify opportunities for improvement. Each section of the checklist will prompt your thinking and discussion about different aspects of your farm business.
- QuickPlan: Use the three step process to take the ideas and plans in your head and develop a clear understanding of your long term business and personal goals. It can be used by anyone and is used in Our Farm, Our Plan workshops, which are ideal for discussion groups.
- Plan on a Page: This allows you to agree on what’s important, share your plan and track your progress. Be confident that you have a shared vision and long term goals – both business and personal; communicate your vision and plan with other people; refer back to your plan to track your progress and be accountable.
All documents can be downloaded from the website, or you can order a free hard copy folder containing the three documents.