Rural businesses in financial hardship in Northern Tasmania can seek help from the continued operation of a service designed to keep them out of the red.
The Rural Financial Counselling Service allows rural and regional Tasmanian farmers, fisherman and primary producers to seek assistance when it is needed.
The state government gave $400,000 over three years to keep the counselling service in operation.
Primary industries minister Guy Barnett said the RFCS is a free, confidential and independent service.
"The RFCS plays a key role in helping primary producers to weather shocks, navigate the path to recovery, and lay the foundations for future prosperity," he said.
The RFCS service helps clients gain a better understanding of their financial positions and to identify business risks and opportunities.
It can also refers clients to specialist service providers including accountants, agricultural advisers and educational services, succession planners, family mediation and personal counselling, and emotional and social counselling.
Chief executive Elizabeth Skirving said it looked forward to working with as many farmers as possible into the future.
"Given agriculture is doing quite well in the current time we will be working on building resilience of the farmers and small agricultural business, ready for the next drought or flood that comes along," she said.
"We know that it comes in a cycle and we need to be prepared and ready for that."
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