With world renowned clean and green Victorian produce, emerging export markets and evolving technologies to name just a few of the positives, there’s never been a better time to embark on a career in agriculture.
Young Farmer Scholarships are available to help young farmers boost their skills and equip themselves for the farming challenges of the future.
25 young people across regional Victoria have already benefitted from this training opportunity and are now putting their skills to work in our $13 billion agriculture sector.
Up to $10,000 is available to farmers and farm workers aged 35 years or under to help them with development and career progression.
The funding consists of up to $5,000 for study, backed by a further $5,000 to invest on-farm or in professional development activities to help put new skills into practice. Examples of eligible courses include a Diploma in Agriculture, human resources training, business management courses, a Diploma of Agribusiness Management and a range of on-farm technical training.
Applications for the Young Farmers Scholarship Program open today and will close on 30 August 2017. For more information, visit vic.gov.au/youngfarmers.