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abc deskAgBiz Care was established by the AgBiz Assist Board to receive donations, raise funds and provide support, resources and training to families dependent on farm and small businesses affected by natural disaster, industry downturns and climate change.

AgBiz Care works in collaboration with like-minded community groups, people, government and businesses to provide both immediate and long-term support and advocacy to rural people and their communities. Through a mixture of free support services and subsidised business training services AgBiz Care along with Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – North East (RFCS Vic-NE) and AgBiz Assist are committed to building strong, resilient and financially knowledgeable communities.

AgBiz Assist Limited (ABA)

ABA (formerly Goulburn Murray Hume Agcare Ltd) was established in June 2006 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. ABA was formed as an amalgamation of three regional member groups - Goulburn Valley Agcare Inc (GV Agcare), Murray Valley Rural Industries Assistance Group Inc (MVRIAG) and Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc (formerly North East Agcare Inc). In May 2010 MVRIAG ceased to be incorporated and resigned their membership of the organisation.

ABA operates under a Board of management comprising member representatives and independent directors drawn from the private sector, government agencies and industry and community groups. The ABA Board currently consists of nine Directors with two members appointed by Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc and GV Agcare respectively. The Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc provides a skills based program that develops leadership capacity of people and organisations in North East Victoria under the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program (AVCLP). GV Agcare supports farmers and rural communities in the Goulburn Valley Region.

In March 2016 GMHA formally changed its company name to AgBiz Assist Limited (ABA).