Agriculture Victoria offers young farmers access to mentors

Sheep Central, October 28, 2020

YOUNG Victorian farmers have a week to apply under a mentoring program developed by Agriculture Victoria.

There will be 10 available places in the 2021 pilot program, which is designed to build a mentoring relationship between a young or new entrant farmer and an experienced farmer, facilitated by a private consultant.

Agriculture Victoria young farmer co-ordinator Sarah Wallis said the program offers young or inexperienced farmers an opportunity to build their professional support networks and learn one-on-one from a farmer who has years of farming experience and industry knowledge behind them.

“Mentee’s, with the benefit of their mentor’s knowledge and experience, will make better decisions, and thrive in their pursuit to be a successful farmer.

“In this way, mentors can ensure their knowledge, skills, and wisdom are passed on to the next generation of farmers,” she said.

The young farmer mentee will be supported by their mentor to develop their skills in:

– managing their farm business

– identifying risks

– developing strategies to build resilience and achieve their business goals.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 5 November 2020.

The Young Farmer Mentoring Program will be facilitated by private consultants who will match young farmers with a suitable, experienced farmer.

More information on the program and the application process is available at

For more information please contact Sarah Wallis at [email protected]



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