Recently bought a farm? This guide offers advice on maximising your chance of success in the business. Hostage to unpredictable variables like weather patterns and the price of agricultural commodities, shrewd farmers prioritise prudence, sustainability and keeping abreast of climatic trends.
If you’re contemplating buying a farm then you need to think long and hard about whether you have what it takes to prosper – and indeed enjoy – a lifestyle business spent out in the open. This article recounts a brief history of Australian agriculture and examines how the sector is adapting to a changing climate, as well as what it takes to prosper in this highly physical vocation.