The Farm Ownership Podcast
Cultivator 2.0

Cultivator 2.0

August 26, 2019

We are running the second Cultivator Program. This definitely is a world-first program and we are so excited

The investor who backed our first farm (Freeland Pork) has confirmed they are willing to back another farmer, so we are ready to go.

The program is for aspiring farmers who want to farm in Victoria only.

If you are anywhere else in Australia, we want you to be jealous and talk to all your farming, government and community groups to kick up a stink and fight to get us to do a program in your area. We are ready.

The program kicks off in early 2020 but we are making a list of willing farmers - so email sam@cultivatefarms.com if you want to know more.

 

Requirements:

- Know how to run a farm and feel confident to co-own with an investor

- Want to farm in Victoria

- You can commit time to pulling a farm proposal together (Detailed plan, finances and 2 minute video)

- Could pay $4,000 to be part of the program

 

Summary: Australian agricultural production is set to increase from $60B to $100B by 2030, and the average age of farmers is 59, 20 years older than most industries. 50% of farmers are expected to retire within the next 15 years. $400B in investment dollars needs to be invested in a new generation of young people to take over the farms. If we don’t inspire the best to become farmers, our regional communities will continue to decline as our farms become bigger and less family-oriented. Cultivate Farms established the Cultivator program in 2017, a world first farm investment incubator. The first program had 13 participants and a Kyabram free range pig farming couple were backed by an investor in mid 2018 (Freeland Pork). The course has been upgraded and will provide bespoke support to each farmer over 6 months where participants develop a farm pitch which will be presented to an investor. What is exciting is that one farm will be backed by the investor and we expect more investors to sign up along the journey. The best applicant will then build a relationship with the investor over a number of months and once both parties are comfortable with the farm ownership plan, they will seek a farm and purchase it together. All other participants will have a farm pitch document, renewed confidence and the skills to attract investors or convince retiring farmers to transition ownership to them.

 

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

 

Cultivate Farm Links

Podbean: https://cultivatefarms.podbean.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultivatefarms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultivatefarms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivatefarms

Blog : https://www.cultivatefarms.com/blog/

#CultivateFarms #AspiringFarmers #retiringfarmers

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

 

Cultivate Farm Links

Podbean: https://cultivatefarms.podbean.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultivatefarms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultivatefarms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivatefarms

Blog : https://www.cultivatefarms.com/blog/

#CultivateFarms #AspiringFarmers #retiringfarmers

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.

Cultivate Farm Links

Podbean: https://cultivatefarms.podbean.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultivatefarms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultivatefarms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivatefarms

Blog : https://www.cultivatefarms.com/blog/ #CultivateFarms #AspiringFarmers #retiringfarmers

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

 

Cultivate Farm Links

Podbean: https://cultivatefarms.podbean.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultivatefarms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultivatefarms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivatefarms

Blog : https://www.cultivatefarms.com/blog/

#CultivateFarms #AspiringFarmers #retiringfarmers

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.

Cultivate Farm Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultivatefarms/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultivatefarms

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultivatefarms

Blog : https://www.cultivatefarms.com/blog/

#CultivateFarms #AspiringFarmers #retiringfarmers

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?

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