Young Farmer Business Program

The Young Farmer Business Program is a 4 year initiative to:

  • Provide young farmers with access to new business ideas, tools, products and services relevant to their skills, knowledge and experience
  • Promote and create opportunities for young farmers to connect with other farmers and business networks

With the investment of $6m by the NSW Government the YFBP will help young farmers enter into the business of farming, or expand their farming business aspirations. The Program aims to improve their connections, knowledge, skills and experience to better manage risk, execute effective plans and make decisions that enhance business and personal resilience in the long-term.

The YFBP will use the USE, LEARN, CONNECT framework to deliver a diverse range of initiatives that meet the needs of young people.

The 4-year Program is a result of the 2016-17 pilot project which was a joint initiative between DPI, NSW Young Farmers Council and NSW Farmers Association, which aimed to increase the number of young people in agriculture across NSW. The success of the pilot demonstrated the desire of young people across NSW to be involved in this initiative and their desire to improve their business skills and be successful in the business of farming.

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Contact us

For more information about the Program visit our website or call:

  • Pip Job, Senior Project Officer 0437 241 688
  • Mia Mackay, Project Officer 0249 398 981
  • Young Farmer Program Coordinator on 0419 110 714
  • or email young.farmer@dpi.nsw.gov.au