The Adapt Project

The Adapt Project is all about up-skilling Central West producers to adapt to changes in climate, landscape and markets.

The project provides producers with an understanding of different tools and resources for making on-farm decisions.

Through the project producers can gain skills and knowledge to sustain farm businesses through the tough times and realise new opportunities in the good times.

The project will also help improve producers’ understanding of finance for sound business decision making; climatic conditions and weather forecasting; soil capacity and limitations; cropping and pasture planning; and feed measurement and predictions.

The Adapt Project will be rolled out over the next four years and involves free workshops, field days, podcasts and on-farm trials/demonstrations.

Focus areas

There is a number of focus areas under The Adapt Project, these are:

  • Adapt Business: Develop financial decision making skills to set goals and implement change. Understand gross margins, input costs, profit and loss to make your investments go further, evaluate to increase productivity, sustainability and profitability.
  • Adapt Climate: Gain a better understanding of changing climatic conditions and how to adapt your enterprise to be more resilient. Make more informed decisions based on weather forecasts and climate drivers. Prepare for a productive future in the face of climate uncertainty.
  • Adapt Soil: Better understand the capacity, potential and limitations of your soil. Adapt soil management strategies to improve soil health, nutrition and economics. Develop knowledge to reduce the impacts of climate change on the land to increase soil sustainability along with soil productivity.
  • Adapt Cropping and Pasture: Select pasture and crop species based on your landscape, soils and changing climatic conditions. Explore new concepts and the integration of new species and techniques to manage them. Capitalise on sustainable productivity and economic return in changing environments.
  • Adapt Feedbase: Build resilience by increasing your ability to measure and predict available feed, adjust stocking rates and grazing management to reduce risk in dry times. Better capitalise excess feed in good times and learn when and how to make decisions to balance livestock requirements to feedbase capabilities.


Dual purpose cereal crop trials

Webinar recordings

WEBINAR: Considerations for putting livestock onto winter crops

WEBINAR: Goal setting for your farm business

Goal setting template (PDF 419kb)

WEBINAR: Negotiating with your bank

WEBINAR: Presenting information to your bank and debt management for the next generation

Webinar series: Future proof-your business

In conjunction with Landcare NSW, Central West and Central Tablelands Local Land Services bring you a series of webinars with resilience expert Paul Ryan.

WEBINAR 1: Introduction, what is resilience and why does it matter?

WEBINAR 3: Understanding resilience in your system

WEBINAR 2: Resilience concepts including systems, change and identity

WEBINAR 4: Designing resilient futures

WEBINAR: Climate

VIDEOS: Carbon for Profit Conference Dubbo 2019

Want to find out more?

Email our project officer to register your interest for The Adapt Project events.

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.