Young farmer mentoring program

Applications for the 2021 Young Farmer Mentoring Program are now closed.

Program overview

The Young Farmer Mentoring Program provides young farmers and new entrants the opportunity to be a paired with an experienced farmer or ‘mentor’ to assist them in:

  • developing skills to better manage their farm businesses
  • identifying risks
  • developing strategies to build resilience and achieve their business goals.

The mentoring program will be facilitated by a farm business consultant who will pair the young farmer or ‘mentee’ with a mentor whose experience aligns with the mentee’s enterprise and personal development goals.

The program will run for a period of 12 months, during this period the mentor and mentee will work together overseen by their facilitator. All parties will work together to arrange regular catch ups to track the progress of the mentee.

The purpose of the mentoring program is to assist the mentee in building professional networks, using trusted sources of advice and information, and developing competency in setting business goals and assessing risks.

There is one mentoring program round per year and approximately 10 mentorships are awarded per round.

Young Farmer Mentoring Program guidelines

These guidelines provide information on what you need to do to apply, eligibility, selection criteria, and what is required of scholarship recipient:

Please read these guidelines before submitting your Expression of Interest (EOI).

More information

For more information contact Sarah Wallis – Young Farmer Project Coordinator sarah.wallis@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 01 Jul 2021