Listen to Sarah Wallis talk about the Young Farmer Mentoring Program

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Agriculture Victoria has an exciting new mentoring program for young farmers, with 10 places available in the 2021 program.

Does this sound like something you might be keen to be involved in? Listen to Sarah Wallis speak to Sandra Moon on ABC Breakfast radio to find out more or read on below.

Audio transcript Sarah Wallis Young Farmer Mentoring Program Interview 28.10.20

Agriculture Victoria Young Farmer Coordinator Sarah Wallis said this pilot program is designed to build a mentoring relationship between a young or new entrant farmer and an experienced farmer, which will be facilitated by a private consultant.

 “This program offers young or inexperienced farmers an opportunity to build their professional support networks and learn one-on-one from a farmer who has years of farming experience and industry knowledge behind them,” Ms Wallis said.

“Mentee’s, with the benefit of their mentor’s knowledge and experience, will make better decisions, and thrive in their pursuit to be a successful farmer. In this way, mentors can ensure their knowledge, skills, and wisdom are passed onto the next generation of farmers.”

The young farmer mentee will be supported by their mentor to develop skills in:

  •  managing their farm business
  • identifying risks
  • developing strategies to build resilience and achieve business goals. 

Applications close:

Applications must be submitted by Thursday 5 November 2020.

Apply Now!

Submit your expression of interest using the online form  

Further Information:

More information on the program and the application process is available at

Young Farmer Mentor Program

 For more information please contact Sarah Wallis, Young Farmer Coordinator  


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