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Sprout Producer Program

The Sprout Producer Program is a one year program which education, farm field days, workshops and networking to support and develop producers to prosper and farm sustainably.

About SPP

The Sprout Producer Program is a one year program includes a series of educational units including both on farm and off farm topics, farm field days, workshops and networking opportunities to support and develop any producer to achieve their goals, creating significant future benefits for them as individuals as well as their business and the Tasmanian community.

This program is for any small producer, growing food to sell fresh or value-add, or farming stock of any kind, and they can be at any stage in their journey.  

We have producers in the Program farming very different produce, and often at various stages in their journey. It is this mix of both farm type and stage of journey that we feel brings about incredible diversity to the conversations and support that comes from each cohort of producers completing the Program.  There is so much that can be learned from others, even if they are striving to achieve different versions of success.

The Process

  • The year starts with an induction where you get to meet your cohort of fellow SPP participants, meet sponsors, enjoy lunch and then take part in an afternoon business planning session with one of our Sprout subject matter experts.
  • You will be given access to the Sprout Hub, our online centre for education and resources. The Hub will be the focal point for your learning throughout the year together with monthly online tutorials.
  • Participants will visit each other for on-farm field days where they get to learn about how they all farm, participate in coaching sessions and learn from experts in a relevant field.
  • Throughout the year all producers may have the opportunity to receive additional learning through farm visits, one-to-one coaching sessions or mentoring in areas they feel they need assistance with.

additional outcomes of the sprout producer program

Knowledge

Access to a network of knowledgeable people with diverse skills

sustainability

Learn how best to care for your land, regenerate your soil and be a part of the climate solution as a farmer.

Opportunity

Opportunity to share your story with the broader Tasmanian community through local media and events.

Community

Becoming a part of a community of producers who provide support and friendship

Sprout Producer Program Cost

The program is offered as a fully paid scholarship, which is made possible from generous donations from individuals in our local community, or from local organisations here in Tasmania.  The scholarship is worth $4,000 per producer.

There is a co-contribution portion for all successful applicants of $285, which assists Sprout to fund the costs of each individual participant’s farm field day.  

Current Sprout Producers

Meet our current cohort of Sprout Producer Program Participants!

Sprout Producer alumni

Meet the growing list of those producers who have been through the program.

Apply for the Sprout Producer Program!

If you are interested in becoming a Sprout Producer, get in touch with Producer Liaison Ollie Benson to register your interest – ollie@sprout.org.au