A farm advisory board - more formally a Board of Trusted Advisors (BoTA) - is typically a small group of people who meet regularly to offer input to the management of a farm business. BoTA's provide a structured format for farm management to discuss key business management decisions such as finance, expansion / contraction and business structuring / restructuring. BoTA's differ from Boards of Management in that they are constructed to provide advice only - the management decision-making is retained by the farm owners / operators. BoTAs offers the opportunity to "pick the brains" of selected people with expertise / experience that can help sustain / grow the farm business. Therefore, a BoTA can perform whatever strategic purpose management deems significant.