Applications now open for Young Farmers Scholarships

Published: 5 July 2019

Young farmers across Victoria can now apply for the 2019 Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarships.

To ensure young people continue to develop the skills they need to build sustainable and successful careers in agriculture, the Victorian Government is investing $500,000 in the scholarship program over the next four years.

Up to $10,000 is available per scholarship. Recipients are eligible for up to $5,000 to upskill through training and study in areas such as farming, business management and product development.

Once young farmers complete the upskill component of their scholarship, they can receive up to $5,000 to invest in putting their new skills into practice. 

The Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarship program has successfully supported 50 young farmers to develop their skills across a range of agriculture sectors since 2015. In 2019, 12 to 14 scholarships will be awarded.

Applications for this year's round of scholarships are open to farmers aged 35 or under who have been working in farm businesses for at least three days a week for the past three months, with two years total experience on-farm.

Applications close 5pm Friday 9 August 2019.

For further information visit the Young Farmers section of the Agriculture Victoria website.