Retiring Farmers

Are you looking to hand your farm onto a passionate aspiring farming family who will love your farm just as much as you do?

Are you looking for a way to step back from your farm that allows you to retain your legacy?

Register with us, upload your farm and find top quality Aspiring Farmers who are interested in working with you.

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Ageing on Farm study

Researchers at La Trobe University and Cultivate Farms are seeking volunteer research participants to be involved in a study about older Australian farmers’ decision-making about their futures and future of their farms. This study will help us to learn how to better support Australian farmers to do farm succession planning and develop resources to help them with this.

You May Qualify if You

  1. Are an Australian farm owner aged 50 years or older
  2. Are comfortable communicating in English

Participation involves

  1. Completing an interview with a La Trobe University researcher by telephone or videoconference, lasting 60-90mins
  2. Reading The Cultivate Farm Ageing on-Farm Guide (We will give this to you, it takes about 30mins to read)
  3. Completing a second interview with a La Trobe University researcher by telephone or videoconference, lasting 60-90mins

Reimbursement for participation

There are no additional costs associated with participation in this research study, nor will you be paid for participating.

For More Information

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact:

  1. Dr Clare Wilding
    John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University
  2. Dr Clare Wilding
  3. Phone: 02 6024 9651
  4. Website: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/research/jrc
  5. Ethics Approval Number: HEC22122
Download the Cultivate Farms Ageing on Farm Guide

Case Studies

How it works

  1. Decide that you are keen to back a next generation farmer onto your property
  2. Review all our stories online and case studies about the service we provide

  3. Download our service offering document
  4. Sign up as a member for free and fill out your farm details.
  5. Reach out to the Cultivate Farms team for a chat
  6. Fill out and submit your farm opporunity
  7. Receive farm pitches from aspiring farmers
  8. Review farm pitches and meet with the farmers you think best align to your values
  9. Meet with a few aspiring farmers on-farm
  10. Pick the best farmer
  11. Begin working on the details of your farm transition
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FIND YOUR PERFECT FARM SUCCESSOR WITH US

We provide a succession option which is a win-win for you and your community.

You can retain ownership, provide mentoring to the new family and ensure your community thrives because you are fostering the next generation of farmers.

We connect you with young passionate farmers who will love your farm as much as you do. There are many different ways that you can transition off your farm as you enter retirement.

You don't have to sell and walk away. We can help find an aspiring farmer who can purchase some equity and manage the farm, which allows you to step back and become the Chairperson rather than the CEO. Get in touch with us and we would be happy to discuss different ways that you can support a new farming family, grow your farm and support your local community.