Customer stories

The RAA is committed to supporting NSW farmers to become more resilient and better prepared for seasonal challenges. See how our financial assistance has helped farmers improve productivity, profitability and viability of their farm businesses in these case studies:

Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

How the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate helped change the contours of Sandra's business

While there is no guarantee that drought won’t have an impact in the future, the funding has been integral in allowing continued livestock and cropping production alongside long-term environmental benefits.” -  Sandra Winsor, Gulargambone Cattle Farmer

Read Sandra's full here (PDF, 1743.96 KB).

Before photo from January 2020 and after photo from March 2020 of Contours

Special  Disaster Grant  - Storms & Floods

Special Disaster Grant delivers for Oyster Farmers

Oyster Farming couple Katie and Craig Russell live their lives to the tune of the tide, so when the storm waters flooded in and just kept rising, they knew they were in for a tough time and had a huge recovery ahead.

A major benefit to the Russells of receiving this grant will be the purchasing of spat to rebuild their oyster population.

“This is going to help us build in the future. We lost all our babies, so that’s 3 years gone but we’re going to buy spat with some of the funds,” said Katie.

“It would have been a much slower rebuilding process and extremely hard and stressful without the grant.”

Farm Innovation Fund

Feed mill and machinery drive efficiencies and growth

Cattle yards and bore water system secures farm for generations

Mixed farming business prepares for challenging conditions

A benefit to future income and future efficiency

Solar success in the Mallee

Downloadable case studies:

Farm Business Skills

Skills and vocational training

Note - The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program closed on the 30th June 2020.