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applications for spp 2023 are now open

Application process

Applicants will be assessed based on their completed application form and responses to the questions addressing their farming background, their strengths and gaps on farm and their thoughts and plans for the future. There is no specific requirement of skills, experience, duration of farm life, but more a genuine desire and need to learn, develop, improve and receive mentoring to grow.  

Applications progressing to stage two (those who have completed a successful application and met the criteria for the program) will be interviewed by the Sprout Board, CEO and Producer Liaison to determine successful producers to join the program in 2022.


Application open date: Monday 15 August 2022, 2:00pm.
Application close date: Monday 26 September 2022, 11:59pm.
Application Reviews: Tuesday 27 September to Friday 30 September 2022

The Sprout Panel will conduct a review of applications and all applicants will be contacted by 7 October 2022. Those successful in progressing to Stage 2 will be requested for an interview. Interviews will be conducted Monday 10 – Friday 21 October 2022.

Successful applicants will be contacted on or around Monday 24 October 2022, and will be invited to attend the Cross Pollinate Conference Dinner for the announcement and introduction to the Sprout Community.

If you have questions about this form or anything else to do with the application process or the program, please call Ollie Benson on 0478 616 254, or email ollie@sprout.org.au

application forms

To apply either click on the button below to complete an online form or download a copy of application form as a Word document and email once completed to ollie@sprout.org.au

Download the form here.