We know many next-gen farmers want to own their own farm, scale or even buy out your family farm. But we know getting capital is hard.
As part of our ongoing drive to support next-gen farmers, HCPSL have partnered with Cultivate Farms (www.reeffarms.com.au) to provide farmers in the Great Barrier Reef region the tools and resources to find a pathway to ownership or scale an existing farming enterprise.
Cultivate Farm’s basic premise is that it is possible to own your farm by sharing ownership with retirement aged farmers who don’t have kids to hand the farm on to, or whose kids don’t want the farm.
Cultivate Farms have developed a proven farm ownership incubator program Cultivator. Cultivator offers farmers the chance to prove their skills and to dramatically increase their chances of finding a partner to co-own their farm.
The Cultivator Program
Cultivator is a proven farm ownership incubator for next generation farmers. Starting in May 2022 and finishing in July 2022. You will join with other next-generation farmers from around Australia on a weekly journey to develop a farm investment proposal, 5 year financial model and 3 minute video.
Five Great Barrier Reef Catchment Cultivator Season Scholarships are on offer to farmers in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment. All eligible farmers will receive the whole package valued at $2,500.
Five Great Barrier Reef Catchment Cultivator Scholarships are on offer to farmers in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment. All eligible farmers will receive the program valued at $2,500 for $500 (plus GST)
You should apply if:
· You are farming right now or have the skills to run your own farm
· Your farm or dream farm is in the GBR catchment
· You have the desire to own your farm
Once you have registered Cultivate Farms will be in touch to talk more about your interest in the program.
To register your interest, follow the link here.
Contact the Cultivate Farms team or HCPSL to find out more about this project and the opportunity for next-gen farmers.
Ellie McVeigh – HCSPL Extension Agronomist
Phone: 0491 149 245
Sam Marwood – Cultivate Farms CEO
Phone: 0408 356 042
This program is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation who are seeking to test innovative solutions to complex problems to achieve an enduring improvement of land management practices and support the farming community within the Great Barrier Reef Catchment.