Bootcamp is back in Bendigo for young farmers

Agriculture Victoria is running its first face-to-face Young Farmer Business Bootcamp in 12 months in Bendigo in June.

Agriculture Victoria’s Young Farmer Network is excited to announce the two-day business bootcamp for those who are young or new to managing a farm business and wanting to forge a long and successful career in beef, sheep or mixed farming enterprises.

Young Farmer coordinator Sarah Wallis said participants can expect to improve their understanding of profit and loss and cash flow budgeting, balance sheets and gross margins, risk management, and financial planning and analysis from doing the camp.

The Young Farmer Business Bootcamp will be held over two days between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm, Thursday 17 June and Thursday 24 June.

The Bendigo bootcamp will be delivered by Paul Blackshaw, Farm Business Advisor with Meridian Agriculture.

Young Farmer Business Bootcamps have been held at a range of locations across Victoria since 2015 to help producers to understand and manage business risk, develop a business plan to grow their business and have confidence that there is a future in agriculture for them.

“These fun and interactive bootcamps use a series of farm case studies as real-life examples, providing participants with the skills to help them manage their farm business now, as well as planning for their business into the future,” Ms Wallis said.

“Past participants tell us it’s the opportunity to discuss their individual circumstances with the presenters throughout the bootcamp that really sets this course apart.”

Register online for the free Young Farmer Business bootcamp in Bendigo at the Peppergreen Farm eco pod, 40–44 Thunder Street.

This event will be conducted in accordance with our COVID Safe Plan and under the directions of the Chief Health Officer with registrations limited and participants encouraged to register by 15 May.

The Young Farmer Business Bootcamps provided by Agriculture Victoria and acknowledges Australian Wool Innovation for its initial support of the bootcamp program.

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