Whether you’re running a Dairy Awards-winning farm or on your way to having one, surrounding yourself with people to advise on and support your business goals can make all the difference.

It’s important to have unbiased, trustworthy, and skilled advisers in your corner to support your on-farm management decisions; to offer clear and structured financial guidance, work with you on technical/structural or succession plans, or help you recognise risks and opportunities.

“A successful farm business can’t rely on a ‘she’ll be right’ mindset these days. We all know that it’s a lot of hard work,” says Philip Macey from Baker Tilly Staples Rodway.

“So, being able to provide structured guidance, dive into the financials or have a yarn about the milk solids price to increase the likelihood of success is what gets our agri-advisors up in the morning.”

Many of the Baker Tilly team are farmers too, which is part of the reason they support the Dairy Industry Awards. They recognise the value of this industry and want to see the next generation come through with more skills, knowledge and tools to help them succeed.

With support from the ultimate trio of your bank, lawyer and business advisor, you’ll be free to focus on the things you enjoy and work out what needs your time and attention on the farm.

Agri-business advisers are quite specialised. They’re more than just accountants, and they can help you understand all the numbers and how best to use them.

Whether it’s cashflow or paying staff, working out milksolids payouts, investing in more feed or equipment, managing your tax obligations, or using new software to manage the day-to-day, Baker Tilly agri-advisers are there to skilfully guide your decision making.