Young Farmer Business Network

Welcome to the Young Farmer Business Network

Young Farmer Business Network

Young Farmers of Victoria, this is your network!
The Young Farmer Business Network will connect you with accessible business management related information, events of interest, information on Victorian young farmer groups, as well as signposting opportunities to apply for awards, grants and scholarships, and/or to participate in other forms of learning.
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February dates announced for Mallee and Wimmera Young Farmer Bootcamps

Young Farmers at a business bootcamp

Agriculture Victoria is inviting young farmers across the Mallee and Wimmera to attend free workshops to develop skills in managing farm businesses for both the short and long term.
The Young Farmer Business Bootcamps are suited to young farm business managers and owners seeking to forge a successful career in the […]

Quad bike rebates and safety videos

Farmer on quad bike

Farm safety is crucial for good farm management
A timely reminder for all of us to stay safe on farm and remind those around us to think about safety.  
Unfortunately, as many of you would know – farm deaths made up 14 out of the 27 work related deaths in […]

Young Dairy Network

Young dairy network farmers

The Young Dairy Network Australia (YDNA) is a project of Dairy Australia that works across the regions to support local networks of young dairy farmers and employees.
Each dairy region provides support and organised activities designed to support you and your development in the industry. YDNA is all about backing the […]

What is opportunity cost? – Economic Video Series

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This short economic video about opportunity cost follows Gary, a broadacre wheat farmer with a dream to see the Kiss farewell tour. Gary’s business is booming, and he’s ambitious about expanding his operation. He’s been contracting out his harvesting each season, but this year he’s hoping to save on that […]

Young Farmer Support Groups

Woman with iPad farmer support groups

We have collected a list of some Young Farmer groups and industry bodies who are focused on supporting young farmers in business management across Victoria.
Young Farmers Business Network
Come and join the conversation on the Young Farmers Business Network Facebook group. You can join the group here.
Agriculture Victoria
The Victorian Government is […]

Avoid sunk cost interfering with your decisions – Economic Video Series

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This short economic video on helping to avoid sunk cost follows Pete, a broadacre farmer who is wanting to have a good harvest this season, but grain prices are low. Pete believes prices might improve in the future. He decides to purchase grain storage and pays a $20,000 deposit. However […]

What are diminishing marginal returns? – Economic Video Series

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This short economic video about diminishing marginal returns follows George, a broadacre wheat farmer with a dream to buy a helicopter. But that dream depends on getting the most out of this season’s crop. Watch below to see how George considers how much fertiliser to use.

This video is part of […]

Young Farmer Business Bootcamps in Sale – December 2018

Young Farmer attending a Business Bootcamp

Are you a young farm business manager and/or owner seeking to forge a successful career in the beef, sheep and dairy industries in the Gippsland region. If so, we encourage you to sign up for a two-day intensive business bootcamp in Sale on the 7th and 17th of December, starting […]