Jamie is a beef producer in Rockhampton. Knowing the region frequently experiences long periods of drought, they want to ensure the enterprise can last through the next long stretch.
Wanting to know what the business would need to become more drought prepared, they decide the best way would be to engage professional advice from a consultant to help them compile a Farm Business Resilience Plan.
Hearing of the Farm Management Grants being administered by QRIDA, Jamie knows they can apply for up to $2,500 (up to 50% of the cost of the advice) to help pay for eligible advice. After paying for the consultant’s advice upfront, Jamie decides to apply for the grant.
Even though the property isn’t in a drought declared area, Jamie is approved for the grant after meeting the eligibility criteria. Jamie now has a plan that they can use to apply for further drought assistance if they need it.