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Farming Family Reboot

Put in your EOI for this free, three-day event to help your family to reboot and grow.
18 - 20 APR 2023
11.00 AM - 1.30 PM
Armidale NSW

Join us for this free event (accommodation and catering provided) at the University of New England, Armidale. 

Take some time out as a family to:

  • review your farming business and its performance
  • think about how best to work together
  • be exposed to new ideas and research at UNE.
  • meals and accommodation are included. 

This free event features high quality guest speakers and hands on in-paddock sessions. Accommodation and meals are included, thanks to the support of Rural Aid, the University of New England (UNE) and the SQNNSW Innovation Hub, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. Childcare may also be available at the UNE campus (bookings required). 

This is an amazing opportunity: 100% of the pilot cohort in 2022 agreed that they were likely to use the provided material again, that the content was relevant to their needs, and it was easy to understand. More than 90% strongly agreed they were likely to either make practice changes or consider making changes because of attending.

The three day program covers: the way decisions are made on the farm; understanding and using critical decision points and weather forecasts in the livestock and cropping cycle to better manage climate challenges; matching stocking rate to feed supply; supplementary feeding of livestock to meet production goals; considering investment in new infrastructure to better manage drought and other climate challenges; relationships within the family and making better decisions as a family; and research and development at UNE SMART Farms.

For more about the Farming Family Reboot, contact Lu Hogan or 0427 687 432.

If you would like to know more about the services provided by Rural Aid, please email or visit

This event is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund, University of New England and Rural Aid.