Farmers Scholarship – applications open 1.12.19

Farmers Scholarship – applications open 1.12.19

Ideal opportunity for emerging farming business

The $15,000 scholarship, with partnership support from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, is open to those interested in farming  but discouraged by the obstacles of entering the industry

Developed in response to the declining number of farmers in the industry nationwide, this is WFM’s contribution to ensuring the future of farming on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

¨ $12,000 start up capital to grow primary produce on the Fleurieu Peninsula
¨ Mentorship in small business management and agriculture to the value of $3,000
¨ a guaranteed licence to trade at WFM to supply primary produce and a weekly stall site for two years, with the first six months free of charge

The farming mentoring from Diana was amazing, she was so supportive and was an incredible source of resources, knowledge and guidance when we needed it. This mentoring is crucial.
Jay Kimber, The Garden Farmers

This is a fantastic opportunity to reach your potential in a community environment in what can be otherwise, a very lonely industry. Primary production requires a lot of hard work and commitment, often with very limited returns. The scholarship helps to ease some of those hardships, through financial help as well the support of your mentors.
Kate Washington, VIVE

The Scholarship continues to grow and support aspiring farmers of the region.  We always receive a wide variety of quality applicants, offering innovative agricultural projects, all of which would see the Fleurieu Peninsula reap great benefits” Pip Forrester, Willunga Farmers’ Market Chairperson

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