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.
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