• Hannah Phillips

Backing Our Next Generation Of Agriculture Leaders


Victoria’s next generation of food and fibre leaders are being backed by the state Government, with applications now open for the Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarship Program.


Since the launch of the program in 2015, Young Farmers Scholarships have helped a diverse range of young farmers grow their careers by upskilling, implementing new on-farm initiatives and boosting their professional networks.

The Program recognises that in the future, young farmers will need a broad range of skills so they can embrace new technologies, respond to a range of challenges and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

The Program is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing investment in attracting and retaining the next generation of farmers, and ensuring the future prosperity of Victoria’s $13.1 billion agriculture sector.

Up to $10,000 is available for farmers and farm workers aged 35 years or under to help them with professional development and career progression.

This includes $5,000 for study, backed by a further $5,000 to invest on-farm or in professional development activities.

Anita spoke about it on the Country Viewpoint.


Applications close on April 24. To find out more, visit vic.gov.au/youngfarmers.