The Young Farmers Scholarship Program provides young farmers and those who work directly on farm with an opportunity to invest in themselves and their career by boosting their skills and equipping themselves for the farming challenges of the future.
The scholarship program is designed to be flexible and to fit with the demands and ambitions of young farmers.
Funding available: Up to $10,000 is available to farmers and farm workers aged 35 years or under to help them with professional 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 – Diploma in Agriculture, human resources training, business management courses, Diploma of Agribusiness Management and a range of on-farm technical training.
How many scholarships: Each year 10-15 scholarships are awarded to young farmers aged 35 or under In Victoria.
Applications close: 30 August 2017
More information: and guidelines etc visit vic.gov.au/youngfarmers or http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/young-farmers-scholarship-program or http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/food-and-fibre-industries/young-farmers/scholarship-program