Farmers have put this manual together with the help of researchers, rural counsellors and health workers as part of the Farm Family Business Project. It is based on information that farmers in north-west NSW have provided about the impact of common pressures they face in their farm family businesses.
The manual aims to point to the things we can do as a business, family and by ourself to manage the pressures in farming. It won’t help you deal with all of your pressures and some of the options may not suit your situation – you may also be doing a lot of the things already.
However, it is a good guide for you to do a quick “maintenance check” and to start mapping out a plan of how your farm family business is going to manage the stressful pressures in farming now and in the years ahead.