Young Farming Futures

Tasmanian tourism attraction, the nut, with cows. This is located in Stanley in Tasmania, Australia.

“It was helpful to get an opportunity to meet with professionals and talk about the issues we face.”

Stafford Ives-Heres, Young Farming Futures

New business development

Our Objectives

  • Establish a program to support young farmers to enter the beef cattle industry

  • Develop a business case to justify the proposal and win support of the stakeholders, including Government

Our Targets

  • Identify suitable land

  • Develop a business model

  • Write a business case

  • Recruit eligible young farmers

  • Win the support of stakeholders

  • Implement our plan

What we achieved

  • We investigated a range of suitable land

  • We developed and tested several business models

  • We made a presentation to DSG for funding support under the AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

  • We canvassed potential investors

  • We engaged with stakeholders and are now awaiting a suitable investor

  • We learned a lot about the beef cattle industry and the challenges faced by young people trying to access land to start their own farms

Business Action Learning Circular Head

Delivered by Business Action Learning Tasmania, the Competitive SME Program was piloted in Circular Head as an initiative of the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group to support the development of new job creation, create industries and provide training in the region.

The program targeted small to medium-sized businesses critical to key growth sectors in the greater Circular Head region and/or those seeking to scale up to meet the demand of new or expanding markets.

Projects included:

  • KimchiMe – Business Growth Plan
  • Smithton Sports – Business Sustainability & Succession
  • Tarkine Black – Pastured Kurobuta Production
  • Blue Hills Honey – Business Growth Plan
  • Young Beef Farmers Head Start Program
  • Tasmanian Seaweed Fertilisers – Business Growth Plan

Get in on the action

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