• Hannah Phillips

Young Farmer Business Boot Camps


The Young Farmer Business Boot camp workshops will be held in Ouyen, Kaniva and Skipton in February and March this year.


Coordinator of the Young Farmer Project, Sarah Wallis said the program is aimed at supporting young people who want to have a long and successful career in the sheep, beef and mixed farming industries.

“Participants will walk away with a plan that helps them develop strategies to build their business," she said.

The workshops will be co-delivered by technical experts from Meridian Agriculture.

Meridian Farm Business Advisor Paul Blackshaw said the sessions will be informative, interactive and will enable participants to access tools to apply their learnings directly to their own businesses.

The boot camp program will take participants through:

  • analysing the performance of a business

  • understanding profit and loss, variable costs and gross farm income

  • return on assets

  • understanding risk

  • planning for profit and drivers for profit

  • how to make evidence based decisions

  • cash flow budgets

  • strategic planning

  • pathways to farming including leasing and share farming

  • succession planning

The program costs $100 for the first person and then $50 per additional person from the same farm business, with all meals and course materials included.

Courses are located in:

Ouyen on February 20, 21.

Kaniva February 27, 28.

Skipton March 14, 15.

Participants will need to register on Eventbrite. For information and session times go to agriculture.vic.gov.au/bootcamp

Or contact Sarah Wallis from Agriculture Victoria on (03) 5761 1573