Cultivator

Farm Entrepreneur Investment Ready Program
The next 10 week Cultivator program commences in March 2021, with a focus on all agricultural enterprises and farmers across Australia. We do also have a special focus for cane farming in the Herbert catchment (Qld) and also for farmers in the Great Barrier Reef catchment in general.

You can own a farm

  • Cultivator is a proven farm investment pitching incubator program for next generation farmers and farmers wanting to scale.
  • 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 is delivering farm ownership outcomes for an aspiring farming family with this investor, and the most recent 2020 program has wrapped up where at least two farmers are now being matched with investors into farm ownership.

Cultivator Intensive

Cultivator

The next 10 week Cultivator program commences in March 2021, with a focus on all agricultural enterprises and a special focus for cane farming in the Herbert catchment (Qld) and also for farmers in the Great Barrier Reef catchment in general.

We also want to inspire you. We want you to realise that there are 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 February 2021 – May 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.

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.

This Cultivator program is supported by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation who are seeking to test innovative solutions to complex problems to achieve an enduring improvement of land management practices and support the farming community within the Great Barrier Reef Catchment.

What do aspiring farmers receive from participating in Cultivator?

At the end of the 10 weeks all participants will have developed a:

  1. Farm pitch
  2. Financial modelling tool
  3. Three-minute summary pitch video.

Program outline:
Starting 11 March 2021

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

Five sessions before Easter, a break in April to refine your proposal, and finalizing your pitch and video in May with 2 more sessions.

Cost

We have been able to get the cost down to $1500 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 8 March 2021