Farm Entrepreneur Investment Ready Program

The opportunity for aspiring farmers to own a farm

You can own a farm

  • Due to popular demand from Aspiring Farmers, Cultivate Farms have developed the Cultivator 3 month program.
  • Cultivator is a proven farm ownership incubator program for next generation farmers.
  • Cultivator offers aspiring farmers the chance to prove their skills and to dramatically increase their chances of finding a partner to co-own their farm.
  • Cultivator has already delivered a farm ownership outcome for an aspiring farming family with this investor, and the 2020 program is wrapping up where a farmer will be matched into ownership.

Cultivator Intensive

Cultivator and AgriStarter Loans

The next 3-month annual program commences in November 2020, ahead of the Federal Government’s announcement of the young farmer AgriStarter Loans.

We don’t know what these loans will look like, but we do know how to get you prepared as much as possible to take advantage of them.

We also want to inspire you. We want you to realise that there could be many ways you can find supporters and investment to get on your farm; investors, retiring farmers, young farmer loan schemes (Fed, Qld, Tas) and banks.

From November 2020 – March 2021, we will guide aspiring farmers to develop a farm pitch which can be used to unlock investment and co-ownership opportunities.

Ten of the best applications will be selected for presentation to the Cultivate Farms Investment Advisory board which could lead to investment outcomes for the aspiring farmer. We are excited by this opportunity and should be another carrot for you to put your best boot forward.

We will soon also announce the major Bank that is going to support you through the program.

As a result of participating in cultivator very aspiring farmer will have a farm pitch document, which they can use to unlock farm ownership opportunities with retiring farmers and investors local to them. Most importantly, each farmer will be full of confidence that they are good enough to co-own a farm and be motivated to keep finding opportunities.

What do aspiring farmers receive from participating in Cultivator?

At the end of the 3 months all participants will have developed a:

  1. Farm pitch
  2. Financial model (under different scenarios and 5-year projections utilising P2P Agri modelling)
  3. Three-minute summary pitch video
  4. Support and review of your pitch by a local bank manager (details to be announced soon)

Program outline:
Starting 17 November

Weekly video conference sessions focused on guiding you through the pitch and financial model. We have farming and investment experts from across Australia who will provide their wisdom and will be available to answer questions

Six sessions before Christmas, a break in January to refine your proposal, and finalizing your pitch and video in Feb/March with 3 more sessions.


We have been able to get the cost down to $1,000 plus GST. We are excited with the value we are offering through the program and believe this is a great investment into an opportunity that will help you on your farm ownership path (in some cases, leading to the end result).

Applications close 11 November

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