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Farm Hosting: When common sense isn’t common…

During the pandemic, we saw many small farm owners pivot to alternative revenue streams such as farm hosting. Popular apps like Airbnb made it easy to attract guests looking to escape the city during a time when overseas travel had ground to a halt. A shift towards a more sustainable and slower lifestyle, has meant there is increasing interest in regional travel

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Farm Hosting: When common sense isn’t common…

During the pandemic, we saw many small farm owners pivot to alternative revenue streams such as farm hosting. Popular apps like Airbnb made it easy to attract guests looking to escape the city during a time when overseas travel had ground to a halt. A shift towards a more sustainable and slower lifestyle, has meant

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Do you need insurance for your Small or Hobby farm?

If you’ve just purchased your first hobby farm… Congratulations!   You may be wondering whether you need insurance for your small or hobby farm, especially if it’s a place of enjoyment, and you’re not necessarily running a business.   Insurance is important for protecting yourself and your assets in the event of unexpected accidents or

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What is a Lifestyle Farm vs Hobby Farm vs Small Farm?

A ‘Small Farm’,  ‘Hobby Farm’, and ‘Lifestyle Farm’ are all types of agricultural operations, but they differ in terms of their size, purpose, and level of commercial activity. A Small Farm is defined by Farmstyle Insurance as a farm that generates less than $50,000 in annual revenue and is between 2 – 100 hectares in

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From I.T. to olive trees: Fadi shares his small farm story

We had the pleasure of speaking to hobby farmer Fadi from NSW – our first prize winner in our launch competition. Here, we share Fadi’s story of becoming a small farm owner and his thoughts on managing the risks on his small farm. Fadi is an IT professional from Sydney, who bought a 26-acre hobby

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Switch & Save: 5 Step Checklist For Comparing Insurance Quotes

As costs are rising everywhere, it’s a good time to check whether your insurance premiums are still competitive.   We’ve put together this handy checklist when comparing quotes, so you’re not caught out if you do decide to switch insurers. 1. Compare apples with apples A common mistake most people make is not comparing like-for-like policies.

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Improve Small Farm safety with a Risk Management Plan

When you run a small farm, no matter the size, you would do well to be aware of the possible risk factors and take the necessary steps to mitigate them. Firstly, set your risk management priorities. This is an easy one. The safety of yourself, your loved ones, friends, service providers and public has to

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What Small Farm owners are saying about Farmstyle Insurance

Farmstyle Insurance asked valued customer and Australian Small Farm owner, Liz Beavis, a few questions about her experience with our service.  Tell us a little bit about yourself Liz! Hi, I’m Liz Beavis. I’ve lived on a few rural properties in Queensland. Getting insurance for those properties has always been really difficult. It was a

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