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Discussion with an Orchard Group

Discussion with an Orchard Group

August 15, 2019

Sam spoke to farmers in Huon Valley Tasmania about options for transitioning ownership of farms. The farmers are a group of organic orchardists who catchup regularly to discuss everything farming - ownership transition being a key topic. This is a great one for farmers looking to step back while seeing their farm-scale up on the back of a top gun next-generation farmer. Thanks to Matthew Tack from Our Mates Farm for setting this up

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 78 | Want to be backed by an investor onto your farm?

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 78 | Want to be backed by an investor onto your farm?

August 12, 2019

The topics we cover in Episode 78 of Cultivate Farms TV:
1. Gold content from July/August
2. Cultivate Farm Supporters
Agrimaster - https://www.agrimaster.com.au/
Mecardo - http://www.mecardo.com.au/
RCS - https://www.rcsaustralia.com.au/
Shine at Business - https://www.shineatbusiness.com.au/
3. Federal Agriculture Minister Meeting
4. Community rejuvenation
5. Cultivator 2.0
6. Ghinni Ghi 225 acres organic mixed operation farm
7. 3 x Greenhouse Igloos Northern Rivers NSW
8. 400 Acre Lease Innisplain Qld With Many Opportunities
9. 27 farm ownership opportunities

 

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ABC Radio Darwin, Weekend Mornings with Joel Spry

ABC Radio Darwin, Weekend Mornings with Joel Spry

August 8, 2019

What is your great Australian dream? Is it to become a farmer and owning a farm?

The biggest barrier is the mental barrier that you think farm ownership isn’t possible. We are here to tell you that it is possible. You might not be able to buy a farm on your own, but you can build relationships with retiring farmers and potential investors who can own the farm with you.

Get scheming and let’s get you farming!

The Blythe Calnan Interview

The Blythe Calnan Interview

August 5, 2019

Get inspired by this amazing story of a farming couple from WA who get their chance and hustled their way to vendor finance deal with a retiring farming couple.

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 77 | Database of Farms that haven’t sold for over six months

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 77 | Database of Farms that haven’t sold for over six months

July 23, 2019

The topics we cover in Episode 77 of Cultivate Farms TV:

1. 1st year of Freeland Pork

2. Farms that haven’t sold for over 6 months

3. Agrimaster Partnership

4. Pick and farm and get to know it inside out

5. We are going to be historically correct

6. 100 acre Organic Cropping Farm Tongala Central Vic

7. Banyard Game Birds Pittsworth Qld

8. Farm ownership opportunities

 

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Agrimaster Interview with Sam Marwood

Agrimaster Interview with Sam Marwood

June 18, 2019

Sam Marwood here from Cultivate Farms and we are focused on finding pathways for the best next-gen farmers to own their farm. Part of what we do is to find the best people and organisations to put in front of our farmers to ensure they have the skills and tools to farm well. I had a farm advisor tell me a few months ago that AgriMaster is the finest agriculture finance system going around This piqued my interest, so I reached out. The AgriMaster team loved what we are doing and what we are about and so we established a partnership. Hence this discussion now with David Egerton-Warburton who is the Managing Director of AgriMaster David, thanks for your time. We are going to unpack what a farmer needs to do to keep on top of their numbers and how AgriMaster can help. Also, we will be announcing the details of our partnership. Questions 1. How do you help farmers? What is your goal for them? 2. What are the nuts and bolts of AgriMaster? How do farmers use it? 3. Can this work on any farm? 4. How long have you been around at AgriMaster? 5. What is your passion in agriculture and farming? What is your background in ag? 6. What is your footprint across Australia? 7. How do you differ to Xero? 8. Do accountants use this platform? 9. What is the best setup you have seen? 10. Young farmer 11. Why are you partnering with us at Cultivate Farms? 12. What is our partnership arrangement? $349 for 12 months (usually $1100) Then $110 off ongoing. Thanks again for your time David Please do check AgriMaster out Again they are great supporters of Cultivate Farms, so if you want to support us, make sure you sign up with them.

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Cultivate Farms TV Episode 76: Be a walking billboard for your farm

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 76: Be a walking billboard for your farm

June 6, 2019

The topics we cover:

a) Merchandise
b) Keep your farmer details up to date
c) Freeland Pork 1 year anniversary
d) RCS partnership
e) Unlocking your vision for your farm - retiring farmers
f) Paying a farm advisor to get yourself farm ready
g) World’s largest collection of farm ownership pathway ideas
h) Grafton dairy farm NSW
i) 26 Farm ownership opportunities

 

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Cultivate Farms TV Episode 75 | Lead investor for young farmers and a template letter to retiring farmers

Cultivate Farms TV Episode 75 | Lead investor for young farmers and a template letter to retiring farmers

May 22, 2019

The topics we cover in Episode 75 of Cultivate Farms TV:

a) Weekly update
b) Lead investor announced
c) Contacting real estate agents about farms that haven’t sold for a while
d) Investor wanting to co-own with a top gun farmer - West of Sydney
e) Template letter to retiring farmers
f) 3 new farms
g) Updated farm focused on vendor terms
h) 25 farm ownership opportunities

Every week Sam Marwood takes you behind the scenes of what we are doing to help make your farm dreams a reality.

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Interview with a Legend in sustainable farming: Terry McCosker

Interview with a Legend in sustainable farming: Terry McCosker

May 17, 2019

Topics we cover:

 

- Soil
Would soils be the number one thing to think about in farming?
What are the three things you need to do to build soil carbon?

- Risks in farming
What can farmers do to be drought resistant?
What can you do to get a better price for your product?

- Best farmers
What are the attributes of the best farmers in the industry?

- Aspiring farmers
What specific things would you look for in a next gen farmer that would make you want to back them onto a farm?

WA Country Hour Interview

WA Country Hour Interview

May 3, 2019

Welcome to the Cultivate farms podcast. Sam Marwood here. And thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. We're thinking of as many ways to get you onto your farm or help you to step back and we really hope you find all of this information useful and inspiring. Let's get you farming!

 

 

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Speaker:

Well Sam Marwood runs a company that tries to match up retiring farmers who are struggling to exit the industry with aspiring farmers people who desperately want to own their own farm. You might remember hearing about this in a special episode of The Country Hour last year and it featured some Western Australians who were either trying to get in or out of the industry even though there aren't many details to today's pre-election commitment from the Coalition. Sam Marwood thinks such a low interest loan would give his clients another bargaining chip to convince retiring farmers to give them a go.

 

Sam Marwood:

“I think anything to help young farmers find a pathway to farm ownership is a great thing in our books and I guess our main question would be is a repository required for getting access to this loan. I think the answer would be yes and then there's still the outstanding question for most young farmers is how do you get that deposit to access that loan

 

Host:

Is that the biggest hurdle to overcome?

 

Sam Marwood:

It’s the number one that's what we're finding all over Australia and the world is. How do you get a half a million or a million dollars in your back pocket to convince someone to get you onto a farm

 

Speaker:

But a loan of up to two million dollars isn't to be sneezed at is it.

 

Sam Marwood:

It's an amazing. What amazing tool for young farmers having a back pocket. That's what we're trying to inspire young farmers to do is think about all the opportunities available to you and leverage them like an entrepreneur would. So if those loans are available what I'll be doing is setting up as many people as I know and building my networks of people who could back me onto a farm who have money whether that's locals or family or high net worth individuals and say to them I'm the best farmer going around I know how to make money. Here's a farm opportunity and I have access to relatively low interest loans so why not why not back me or even committing a retiring farmer in that same sort of fashion. Someone who doesn't want to step back from or sell their farm and happy to step back and share ownership. They didn't look up at access to this low interest loan. How that would work out a deal.

 

Speaker:

You deal with a lot of aspiring farmers people who would like to get into farming. Do you think a commitment like this in the lead up to an election might be enough to convince them to keep their vote or to sway their vote towards the Coalition?

 

Sam Marwood:

 

You’ll never know. You never know why they will vote. I think I think in general from our point of view anything that is getting people thinking about farm ownership and they get it giving people the inspiration that farm ownership is possible and there are people out there trying to help you to make that happen I think is a great thing. We think this farm ownership issue and the eligibility for young people to get capital is the biggest reason why young people are leaving regional communities and not staying on farms. And if we can eliminate that barrier we can we can see a brain drain back to the country.

 

Speaker:

How long has your organisation been operating now?

 

Sam Marwood:

Four years

 

Speaker:

And are you having some success trying to allow people who want to get out of farming and retire and then allowing people who would like to get into farming so that they can live their dream.

 

Sam Marwood:

Absolutely, having conversations like this every day with retiring farmers who don't want to sell and just walk away and we've got hundreds of aspiring farmers who want to own a farm and finding pathways to get into ownership we've made a number of matters now we've got plenty on their website to be able to have a look at now. There are farmers out there who want to transition ownership and happy to share their ownership in their farm with the kids aren’t their own. And there are thousands of top quality next gen young farmers who would love to own a farm. Just capital is their biggest barrier. But we're ready to match them with whoever is ready.

 

Speaker:

Sam Marwood he's the Managing Director of Cultivate farms. Talking to Richard Hudson about today's pre-election commitment from the coalition to provide low interest loans of up to two million dollars for aspiring farmers.       

                                                                                              

 

 

Thanks for your attention. We know there are thousands of other things you could be doing or other podcasts you could be listening to but you've chosen to listen to us. We appreciate your time so much. Please reach out as we're happy to work through your farm ownership pathway with you. Let's get you farming.