Tips for applying for the Young Farmer Mentoring Program

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In this video Sarah Wallis, Agriculture Victoria Young Farmer Coordinator shares some top tips on completing the online Expression of Interest form for the Young Farmer Mentoring Program.

Watch the video here or read on for more information.

Three key questions and tips for filling out the Expression of Interest form.

Question 1: How would being paired with a mentor help you achieve your business goals?

For this question think about what aspect of your business you need help with and how having a mentor would help you?

Question 2: How would developing new networks help you with your career in agriculture?

In the mentoring program you will be meeting new people and expanding your networks. How would this be helpful to your business? Tell us how that would be useful for you?

Question 3: When have you taken learning and made a change to your farm business?

We want to know that when you are in the mentoring program that you will be to take on new ideas. Think about a time when you have been to a workshop, a field day, or learnt something new and applied it to your farm business or operation. Explain what happened.

Keep answers short, no long-winded answers! A short paragraph will be sufficient and dot points would be useful.

We want to hear about you to help us choose our 10 mentees!

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 5 November 2020.

Further Information

Listen to Sarah Wallis talk about the Young Farmer Mentoring Program

More information on the program and the application process is available on the Agriculture Victoria website Young Farmer Mentor Program

For more information please contact Sarah Wallis, Young Farmer Coordinator on 0419 571 208 or sarah.wallis@agriculture.vic.gov.au

To register for the young farmer business bootcamp, complete the registration form online

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