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
Keep connected and up to date with all things young farmer.
Young Farmers Network
Are you keen to connect with other young farmers in person and online? Don’t want to miss out on the latest upskilling and development opportunities? Be sure you know all about upcoming events and announcements? The Young Farmers Network is just the group to help you.
Join our Network on Facebook and keep up to date with via the Young Farmers Network page and mailing list.
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.
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.
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 enthusiastic young people from various agricultural industries and regions who work with Agriculture Victoria to grow a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector.
Council members also act as young ambassadors to attract new entrants to the state's vibrant agriculture sector.
Apply to join the Council
Applications to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council are now open. The council is seeking up to nine new members, including the Council chair and deputy chair, to sign up for a three-year term. To view the position description and register your interest, visit the Victorian Government’s Join a Public Board website.
Applications close 11:59pm 6 April 2023.
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 .
Opportunities outside of Agriculture Victoria
Opportunities outside of Agriculture Victoria – leadership, study, awards and travel.
Get in touch with your peers
Get in touch with your peers – networks in Victoria, Australia and internationally.
To get more information about these initiatives email firstname.lastname@example.org.