for farmers

Growing tomorrow’s farmers

Have a positive impact on the next generation of Australian farmers.

Employ a young Australian to work on your farm for 10-12 months and share your skills, knowledge, and industry insights as a farm-host.

When you sign up you will:

  • Receive free FarmSafe training
  • Receive a $2000 grant
  • Get industry support to train and mentor

All farm types are welcome to participate, and employees can help on a wide range of on-farm activities.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is involved?
    As a host-farmer you will provide paid, full time on-farm employment for a school leaver or young Australian under the age of 25 for a period of 10 – 12 months. This is a supported program, where the host farmer is asked to share their skills, knowledge and industry insights with the participant, while also allowing a flexible environment that enables the participant to pursue training opportunities and attend industry events.
  • Who can participate?
    Any Australian farming business can apply if they have a willingness to train and support a young person on farm. We are looking for host farmers who can have a positive impact on the next generation of Australian agricultural workers.
  • What incentives do farm-host business receive?
    AgCAREERSTART farm-hosts are eligible for a $2000 grant. This grant is contingent on you completing an on-farm safety induction program with the participant.

Farmer fact sheet

Find out more about eligibility, commitment, industry support and more.



Established in 1979, The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia’s foremost and respected advocacy organisations.

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