About young farmers

The future of Victorian agriculture rests with young farmers.

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting the next generation of farmers and provides opportunities for young people in agriculture to:

  • have a say
  • enhance their skills
  • progress their careers.

Network and connect

2019 Young Farmers Scholarship recipient Mr Clay Gowers

Keep connected and up to date with all things young farmer.

Young Farmers Business Network

The Young Farmers Business Network provides timely information to support business management, connects young farmers with development opportunities and with an online community.

Are you keen to connect with other young farmers?  Don’t want to miss out on the latest upskilling and development opportunities?   Be sure you know all about upcoming events and announcements?

Join us on the Young Farmers Business Network page and on Facebook.

Ag Vic Talk podcast channel

A series of podcasts to deliver knowledge and information in a way that suits busy young farmers.

Upskilling and learning

We offer a range of opportunities to learn and upskill through the Young Farmers Network.

Young Farmers Scholarships

The program provides young farmers in Victoria opportunities to access young farmer scholarships of up to $10,000 to help boost skills and implement new on-farm initiatives.

Business Bootcamps

Delivered at various locations across Victoria, the Young Farmer Business Bootcamps 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

Young Farmer and New Entrant Mentoring Program

Agriculture Victoria are offering a new mentoring program in 2021, pairing ten young farmers with an expert in farm business.

Leadership and development

Ready to develop as a leader in your industry and region?

Young Farmers Advisory Council

The Young Farmers Advisory Council is a group of dynamic and motivated young people from various agricultural industries and regions, who advise government on issues affecting young people in agriculture and on program delivery.

Council members also act as young ambassadors to attract new entrants to the state's vibrant agriculture sector.

Regional Leadership Program

Agriculture Victoria are partnering with Regional Leadership offer a fully funded places in each of their ten regional leadership programs.

Support from industry, education and community

Support for new careers

Support for new careers – tips and tricks to help you find a career in agriculture.

Food and fibre careers

Opportunities outside of Agriculture Victoria

Opportunities outside of Agriculture Victoria – leadership, study, awards and travel.

Opportunities outside of Agriculture Victoria

Get in touch with your peers

Get in touch with your peers – networks in Victoria, Australia and internationally.

Get in touch with your peers

More information

To get more information about these initiatives email youngfarmer.coordinator@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 06 Jan 2021