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2024 Young Farmer Business Program Conference

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Event description

The 2024 Young Farmer Business Program (YFBP) Conference is happening on 16 and 17 May in Armidale! A fantastic networking event designed to equip young farmers with the essential tools needed to take their businesses to the next level.

With innovative farm tours and dynamic networking opportunities planned, there is something for everyone, topics include proactive succession planning, leadership, planning and preparedness for agribusiness, and maintaining good mental health.

With fantastic keynote speakers across the 2 days including Nedd Brockmann, Grace Brennan and Jodi Lee – you don’t want to miss this fabulous event!

As an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) we recognise that these networking events are of great importance and have therefore provided funding to reduce the price of this conference that has a value of over $450*


Earlybird Tickets – on sale

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket                $125 ($150 full price)

Access the entire YFBP conference experience, Thursday’s behind the scenes farm tours at 5 great locations hosted by our educational partner UNE, and the ‘biggest event of the YFBP year’ the networking dinner including a fireside chat with Nedd Brockmann. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before the conference on Friday, where you will hear from exciting speakers including Grace Brennan #buyfromthebush.

The conference will have a foyer full of stallholders across both days from banking through to landholder advice, grants, concessional loans, and insurance, plus more!

Breakfast & Conference Only                          $60 pp ($75 full price)

For those that can’t make it to day 1 of the conference, take the opportunity to network over a delicious breakfast before attending the engaging full-day conference session.

Conference Only                                             $50 pp ($55 full price)

Ideal for those seeking to gain valuable knowledge and insights, and to network with peers.

Farm Tour Information 

Please review the information below before proceeding to purchase your two day tickets which include the below tour options:

Tullimba Farm

Feed efficiency, behaviour, animal welfare and feedlot management

Clarks Farm

UNE is empowering Gen Z at Clarks Farm, our dedicated site for students to learn all about drought resilient grazing systems that look after the pastures, soils, animals and wildlife. Take a walking tour with us.

Kirby  / Solar Farm

Managed as a commercial sheep and cattle property,  Kirby provides the research platform for genomic technologies and makes use of a heavily-connected landscape for remote monitoring of livestock systems.

Toombs Farm  and UNE Glasshouses

Agronomy, crops and pastures

CART (Centre for Animal Research and Teaching) and Methane chambers

At the Centre for Animal Research and Teaching (CART), the welfare of animals is our highest priority. We aim to provide high quality care for our animals, and promote the highest standards of animal welfare in the conduct of research and teaching at the University of New England. We aim to foster a culture of excellence and compassion with regards to all aspects of animal-related teaching and research.

Meat workshop

Hands on workshop and meat science discussion looking at different cuts of meat and their purpose. 

*Price based on a full conference ticket

All ticket options include catering.

For full details including the agenda of activities and accommodation options please head to our website:

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event