Young Farmer Business Bootcamps

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Agriculture Victoria is pleased to present the Young Farmer Business Bootcamps, an exciting 2 day program for young farmers or producers new to farming.

Delivered at various locations across Victoria, the Young Farmer Business Bootcamp will help producers to understand and manage business risk, develop a business plan to grow their business and to have confidence that there is a future in agriculture for them.

The bootcamps are aimed at young producers such as beef, sheep and mixed farming businesses.

Young farmers are encouraged to attend with other business partners.

These fun and interactive workshops will utilise a series of farm case studies as real life examples, providing participants with the skills to help them manage their farm business now, as well as planning for their business into the future.

Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss individual circumstances with the presenters throughout the workshops.

The workshops will be delivered by Paul Blackshaw, Farm Business Advisor, Meridian Agriculture.

Topics to be covered

  • identifying, planning for, and managing risk in a farm business
  • succession planning
  • pathways to farming
  • planning for profit
  • evidence based decision making to improve your business
  • improving the performance of a business
  • determining the performance of a business
  • overview of financial literacy and the profit map
  • why is farm business management important?

Workshop locations and dates

Two-day Young Farmer Business Bootcamp

SuniTAFE's Cardross SMART farm campus
161 Dairtnunk Avenue, Irymple

Tuesday 27 August and Tuesday 17 September
(Follow up session to be confirmed with participants at bootcamp.)

Cost: Free

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Further information

Contact Sarah Wallis, Agriculture Victoria, on (03) 5761 1573.

Page last updated: 12 Jul 2020