Upcoming Events

Network with other farmers in your region and speak with industry experts in a relaxed, informal setting. BCG's Young Farmer Network hosts a variety events, from social dinners to machinery expos, as well as an annual formal event.

What is the BCG Young Farmer Network?

The BCG Young Farmer Network is here to help young farmers and people in agriculture learn more about their industry. We're all about building community and sharing information.

Our network is open to everyone. You don’t need to be 'young' to join us. We're geared towards the newest generation of farmers who are keen to grow their businesses.

We host events to help young farmers learn more about their field, discussing topics such as agronomy, machinery, business and strategy. Our events are also a great chance to meet other farmers and feel part of a community. We operate across the Wimmera Mallee and North Central regions.

These meetups are a great opportunity to talk with industry experts and enjoy a meal with friends. We also have other social events throughout the year. Our main event is the annual Young Farmer Network Ball, a black tie event hosted in a different location each year.

You don’t have to be a BCG member to join us. Everyone is welcome at BCG’s YFN!

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Farmer in Focus

Get to know some of our local farmers and their backgrounds, whilst discussing topics and challenges such as drought, harvest etc.

Demi Taylor

Grace Hosking

Meet the team

The Young Farmer Network is co-managed by BCG staff members Demi Taylor and Grace Hosking.

Demi and Grace both grew up on mixed farms in Mallee SA and Mallee VIC respectively, before going on to complete their tertiary studies in agriculture. As young people who have grown up on the land, they are passionate about providing young farmers with opportunities to network, socialise, and develop their skills and knowledge in the industry.

Opportunities for Young Farmers

BCG strive to create awareness for our young farmers around external opportunities to develop their skillset, knowledge and networks in the industry.

Innovation Generation is a conference for ages 18 – 35 that brings together the brightest and best speakers with real-world experience.

Filled with future-focused activities to empower future ag leaders to tackle national industry opportunities and challenges, Innovation Generation is a market-leading professional development experience that is home to new, innovative ideas and tech.

BCG is offering 10 free tickets to young people in agriculture aged 18-35. Applications are now open! Click here to learn more and apply.

 

AgriFutures evokeAG. is Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood innovation event.

This unique, cross-sector, international event brings together thought leaders and change makers in agriculture, food manufacturing, research, innovation, investment, and policy to build connections for a more resilient, productive, and profitable agricultural sector and value chain.

 

AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities. The AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is awarded to students studying an agriculture-related undergraduate degree or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths/Finance (STEM) degree with relevant majors which align to agriculture.

 

We urge those with a desire to enhance agricultural knowledge to consider applying for a Nuffield Scholarship this year. Each scholarship is valued at $40,000 and open to Australian citizens or permanent residents directly involved in food and fibre production typically aged between 28 and 45. The bursary allows scholars to travel overseas both individually and in small groups.

The Crawford Fund Scholar Program is one of the foundations of our efforts to encourage young Australians in international research, development and education for the benefit of both developing countries and Australia.

Scholarships to attend the Crawford Fund Annual Conference and our special Scholar Program are awarded to young students and scientists who have a genuine interest in international agricultural research and development.

Young Farmer Network Supporters

This program/project received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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