Financing workshops for young farmers in Victoria
Young farmers in Victoria are invited to come together for farm finance workshops at several locations, as well as to network and ask questions.
Agriculture Victoria Young Farmer Coordinator Sarah Wallis said it was wonderful to be able to offer the Farm Finance – Getting Ready sessions as in-person events after having to move to an online format over the past two years.
“This year is about coming together, being together and interacting with our financial specialists to ask those burning financial questions in a safe space,” Ms. Wallis said.
“Our view is to provide the kind of experts to these workshops who can bypass the ‘banking’ and enable young farmers to be well prepared when applying for funding,” she said.
Agrifood ORM Consultant Jane Foster said the workshops will be an opportunity to have open and transparent conversations about agricultural finance and get tips on how to communicate in “bank language.”
“At the end of the session, participants will have new clarity about finances and how the whole system works,” Ms. Foster said.
Young farmer Josh said workshops like the Farm Finance – Getting Prepared sessions were a great way to bring like-minded people together.
“It’s great to have these programs running again as we come out of the pandemic, they’re a great opportunity to network and come together.”
All sessions will take place between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and are scheduled for:
• Bairnsdale – Wednesday 4 May
• Maryborough – Wednesday 11 May
• Wangaratta – Wednesday 18 May
• Ouyen – Wednesday 25 May
• Horsham – Wednesday 1st June.
Register now for Agriculture Victoria’s Young Farmers’ Network Farm Finance Workshop.
To find out more, go to https://bit.ly/3O3eht0