Three central Victorian farmers will strengthen their potential careers in agriculture as they invest in their professional farming skills.
Cropping and sheep farmer Joseph Watts from Buloke Shire, Macedon Ranges horticulture and sheep farmer Jackson Keane and Mount Alexander dairy goat farmer Sophia Christoe will all benefit from the state government's Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships.
The scholarship gives farmers aged under 35 $5000 to pursue training and study in areas of farm management, financial literacy, product development or innovative farming techniques.
A further $5000 is available to invest in on-farm or in professional development once the farmers complete their studies.
Thirteen farmers from across the state received this round of grants.
"We're proud to be backing the next generation of farmers develop the skills they will need to thrive in a changing industry and keep Victoria's agriculture sector growing," Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes said.
"Young farmers are crucial to the ongoing success of our $14.9 billion agriculture industry and the innovative work these farmers are doing will help us meet the growing demand for Victoria's high quality, safe produce from right around the world."
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