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Young Farmer Network Ball

March 15 • 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$30.00 – $70.00

EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Bus tickets are closed online, but there are still limited bus seats available. Please call Demi Taylor on 0436 009 906 before 3pm Friday March 15 if you require one (after this point, tickets will close). 

If you missed out on a ticket, please refer to the ticket resale page on Facebook (https://fb.me/e/2RFBfpy50) or contact the BCG office & we will do our best to accommodate.


BCG are proud to present our Young Farmer Network Ball.

Join us for a night of dancing & entertainment, delicious food & drinks, and even better company.

Date: Friday March 15, 2024
Time: 6:30pm- 11:30pm
Location: Bridgewater Hotel (2 Main Street, Bridgewater on Loddon)
Dress Code: Strictly formal, or optional black tie
Tickets: $70pp

Don’t be fooled by the name, you don’t need to consider yourself young or a farmer to attend. Come solo and meet some new friends, or bring a group and dance the night away. Everyone 18+ is welcome. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets include champagne on arrival, drinks sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions Boort, canapes and entertainment throughout the evening, professional photographs by Laura Hoye Photography, and a Young Farmer Network stubby holder.

Please advise of any dietary requirements or ticket name changes. Tickets are non-refundable.


We encourage you to book a room for the night so you can continue to enjoy the region the next day. We have partnered with some local accommodation providers to bring you discounted rates for the night: 

Bridgewater Caravan Park- offering 10% off powered sites. Please use code ‘farmer’ when booking.

Inglewood Motel- offering a discounted rate if you call up to book, and mention ‘BCG Young Farmer Network Ball’.

There are also plenty of accommodation options along the three bus routes.


Return bus transport is available for $30.

Bus 1: BOOKED OUT Birchip to Bridgewater, departing from 5:30pm with stops in Wycheproof, Charlton, Wedderburn, and Inglewood.

Bus 2: Boort to Bridgewater, departing at 5pm with stops in Durham Ox, Bears Lagoon, and Serpentine.

Bus 3: Bendigo to Bridgewater, departing at 5:45pm with stops in Maiden Gully, Marong and Derby.

Registered attendees will be contacted to advise of pick up and drop off locations and exact arrival times closer to the event.

Dress Code

The dress code is strictly formal, or optional black tie.

This means a suit or tuxedo, a cocktail dress or gown.


Nutrien Ag Solution Boort Happy Hour entertainment will be provided by Mallee acoustic duo, Taina & Talei Brooks, followed by an evening of music with all the classics from local band ‘The Shorts’.


Anyone 18+ is invited to attend! This is an opportunity to bring our rural communities together, so the ball is open to farmers and their friends, partners, family and employees, as well as industry and community.

Please don’t be discouraged to attend if you don’t consider yourself ‘young’ or a ‘farmer’. Our Young Farmer Network events are simply targeted at the youngest active generation on farm (regardless of age), but are open to everyone from farmers, those working in the agricultural industry, or those with an interest to learn more and socialise with like-minded people.

The Young Farmer Network Ball is proudly supported by the North West Node of the Vic Hub and the Loddon Shire Council.

YFN Ball Poster


A bit of background, BCG currently operates five Young Farmer Network groups: Buloke, Quambatook, Loddon, West Wimmera, and Yarriambiack/Hindmarsh. We aim to bring forth events for young farmers, to provide with them educational opportunities and assist in furthering their knowledge in the industry, whilst providing a sense of community and a social outlet.

The Young Farmer Network Ball will operate as an annual event, alternating regions each year.

If you live outside of the existing five groups and aren’t affiliated with BCG, you can still come along and be involved! Our Young Farmer Network is inclusive and open to all. You don’t have to consider yourself young or a farmer to be involved, as it is simply aimed at the youngest active generation on farm with desire to progress their business, or those interested in the agricultural industry.

This is a free network that does not require membership, but you can still register your interest and stay up to date with upcoming events by contacting the office on (03) 5492 2787, or info@bcg.org.au.



March 15
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$30.00 – $70.00


Birchip Cropping Group


Bridgewater Hotel
2 Main Street
Bridgewater on Loddon, VIC 3516 Australia
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