Supporting resilient farming in Tasmania

Resilient Farming Tas is a new initiative that will provide farming businesses in Tasmania with the knowledge, skills and resources to effectively prepare for and manage future risks.

Farming businesses in Tasmania can now receive specialised training and coaching to plan for and manage future risks to their business, make good decisions when things change suddenly, understand the opportunities for farming in a changing future and ultimately build resilience for the business and its people.

This includes climate-related risks such as extreme weather (drought, floods, fires), new and existing pests and diseases (biosecurity practices) and associated business challenges (people, financial risks or supply chain related risks).

About Resilient Farming Tas

Resilient Farming Tas is a program being delivered by RMCG in cooperation with Tasmanian consultancy Optimum Standard until June 2025 on behalf of the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resource Management and Environment. Resilient Farming Tas is one of several programs funded by the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund to enhance drought preparedness and resilience.

Resilient Farming Tas supports learning and development opportunities for people in farming families and businesses including farmers, farm managers, and employees. It is focused on improving strategic farm management capabilities that lead to making good, timely decisions, especially when facing adversity.

What to expect
The subsidised program will allow 207 farms to receive individual coaching (face-to-face and online) and attend workshops across the following key themes:

  • Strategic planning – business, its people and culture and its natural environment/assets
  • Risks, opportunities and their management
  • Farm safety
  • Sustainable practices – soil, water, biodiversity, climate and carbon
  • Decision making and implementation
  • Review and business planning coaching (incorporate existing plans)
  • Action, reflection and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • Follow up coaching and final plan review.

Get involved 

Please visit for more information. You can also contact RMCG on 03 5441 4821 or if you would like to get involved in the program or chat to one of our team members below.

Resilient Farming Tas - RMCG contacts