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Farmers Scholarship

Applications for the 2022 scholarship have now closed

What is the Farmers Scholarship?

The $15,000 scholarship, with partnership support from the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape 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.

The scholarship will be paid to an eligible scholarship recipient for one 12 month period in order to set up a business growing primary produce on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

In the first 12 months of the scholarship recipients will receive:

1.

$12,000 start up capital to grow primary produce on the Fleurieu Peninsula

2.

Mentorship in small business management and agriculture to the value of $3,000 (3 mentors, including accounting / business structure)

3.

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

4.

Assistance locating possible land on which to farm, if necessary

Applications for the next round of our Farmers Scholarship will open later.

Scholarship applicant eligibility

To participate in the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

– be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship

– be available to participate in the scholarship training, mentorship and work in the proposed business

– be independent, capable of withstanding public scrutiny and lawful

– attach a business plan to your application that is assessed as commercially viable by WFM auditors

– be located and operate within the Fleurieu Peninsula.

If you still have any queries please contact us on 8556 4297

Previous Recipients

2022

Worms of Willunga - Emily Frahn and Chad Freak

2021

Braeburn Farm – Marni & Dirk Pritchard

2020

Little Forest Farm

2019

Cockatoo Creek Farm

2017

Primordia Mushrooms

2016

Heirloom Harvest – John & Tara Butler

2015

Kate Washington

2014

The Garden Farmers – Jay Kimber, Emmanuel Marquis, Aidan Jones and Alexander Steimanis

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