Tallangatta Young Farmer Business Bootcamp

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North-east Victorian livestock farmer, Lib Paton, is encouraging young farmers to sign up for the Tallangatta Young Farmer Business Bootcamp coming in June

The bootcamp gives anyone in a farm business position the opportunity to enhance their financial skills, and directly apply this in their everyday management.

“It is a bonus getting the bootcamp delivered locally, as it’s been a tough few seasons and having this event here will hopefully inspire producers to attend,” Ms Paton said.

What do people learn at a bootcamp?

Targeted at young farmers, or those new to managing a farm business, participants can expect to improve their understanding of profit and loss, cash flow budgeting, balance sheets, gross margins, planning for and managing risks, as well as financial planning and analysis.  

When is the bootcamp?

Thursday 13 and Thursday  20 June – 9.00am until 4.00pm.

Where is the bootcamp?

Tallangatta Memorial Hall, corner of Towong Street and Banool Road.

Who is delivering the Young Farmer Business Bootcamp?

Agriculture Victoria Farm Business Economist, Tristan Wardley will deliver the program.

Do I have to bring anything?

No. Morning tea and lunch will be provided with tea and coffee available throughout the day. You will provided with a hard copy of a manual and a USB with the templates included for you to work on after the session.

Do I need to bring a laptop/tablet?

No. You can bring a laptop/tablet/device if you wish but it isn’t required, the majority of past bootcamp participants haven’t used one in the course.

Do I have to do pre-bootcamp work/preparation?

There is no pre-course work to complete as a part of the bootcamp.  We give you the tools during bootcamp to take home and apply to your own business.

Do I need to share/provide my personal financial information?

No. There is no requirement to bring your personal financial records. We will work through relevant case study examples in the course and there will be lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Can I bring my baby?

Yes, babies are welcome and have attended bootcamps in the past.

Toddlers/Children are welcome to attend but they will need to be supervised at all times.

Please discuss any requirements you may have with our Young Farmer Coordinator, Sarah Wallis.

I don’t fit into the ‘young farmer’ category, can I still attend a Young Farmer Business Bootcamp?

Yes you can. The bootcamp is targeted at young farmers or those new to managing a farm business in the livestock and cropping industries. There is no age limit as the bootcamp focuses on level of experience.

Do I have to pay?

No. There is no charge for the Young Farmer Business Bootcamp.

How do I register?

Participants can register for this event on Eventbrite.

What happens if I can only attend one day?

It is preferable that you attend both days. Talk to Sarah Wallis about options.

Will you be running other bootcamps?

Agriculture Victoria delivers Young Farmer Business Bootcamps across Victoria.

Keep an eye on the Young Farmer Business Network Facebook page for dates. Contact Sarah Wallis if you would like a bootcamp delivered in your town.

Here’s what past bootcamp participants had to say about their experience

‘The workshop was highly engaging and helped me develop a business plan for my own business’.

‘Great course, increase my understanding of financial risk and strategic planning’.


Further information

You can check out and join our Young Farmer Business Network group on Facebook for updates on the bootcamps.

For more information, contact Agriculture Victoria’s Young Farmer Coordinator, Sarah Wallis, on (03) 5761 1573 or send her an email

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