Victorian young farmer bootcamps to start next month

Sheep Central, January 18, 2023


VICTORIAN young farmers can next month attend two-day business bootcamp events in central and northern Victoria aimed at producers affected by recent flood and storm events.

Agriculture Victoria will offer two-day bootcamp sessions at Swan Hill over 9 and 10 February, and in Maryborough over 16 and 23 February.

Participants will be taken through profit, loss and cash flow budgeting, balance sheets and gross margins, risk management, and financial planning and analysis.

Agriculture Victoria Young Farmer Project coordinator Sarah Wallis said the bootcamps will help farmers to develop skills to understand and manage business risk, develop a business plan to grow their business and connect with other young farmers from their region.

Agriculture Victoria said the bootcamps are targeting young farmers impacted by flood and storm events, as part of Agriculture Victoria’s technical and decision-making support program. The workshops will help to grow the resilience of young farm businesses and prepare them for the future.

“These fun and interactive bootcamps use 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,” Ms Wallis said.

“This is also an opportunity for young and emerging farmers to connect with like-minded and motivated people.”

The bootcamps will be delivered by Meridian Agriculture farm business advisor Paul Blackshaw. Registrations are limited so to book a place register via

For more information visit the Agriculture Victoria’s Young Farmer Business Bootcamps
or contact Sarah Wallis, Agriculture Victoria on 0419 571 208 or [email protected].

The Young Farmer Business Bootcamp is coordinated by Agriculture Victoria’s Young Farmer Network in collaboration with the Farm Business Resilience Program.

The Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Victorian Government’s Future Agriculture Skills Capacity Fund.

For further information visit Agriculture Victoria’s support and resources available to Floods and storms affected farmers.

Source – Agriculture Victoria.



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