Lifestyle Farming Courses

Lifestyle Farming Courses conduct introductory courses for people interested in a rural lifestyle who may not have an agricultural background or experience.

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Hands-on workshops

Our farming workshops range in topics from an introduction to farm ownership, including property location, type of enterprise, finances and budgets, to workshops focused on machinery operation, fencing, vegetables, viticulture and livestock management including cattle, sheep, horses, poultry and alpacas.

The courses are introductory, provide the concepts of farm management in a range of topics, are of a short duration and conducted on working properties with hands-on involvement.

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“On farm” consultancy

Lifestyle Farming Courses provide “On Farm” consultancy services to support and assist people with information and direction. We provide advise on livestock, fencing, infrastructure, pests and weed management, pastures, water storage and a range of other aspects relating to property ownership.  Our consultancy services are aimed at providing elementary rural knowledge to people who are starting out in property ownership and to assist with understanding the responsibilities and commitments towards owning and operating a small farm. For more information, contact

Ideal for hobby farmers

If you have a lifestyle property or are thinking of becoming a hobby farmer, our short farming courses provide the general knowledge and practical training you need to get started and avoid the most common mistakes. We cover:

  • Basic farming principles
  • What to consider before purchasing a rural lifestyle farming property
  • Machinery operation, selection and use
  • Livestock management, including cattle, sheep, alpacas, bees, horses or poultry
  • Farm safety, including machinery, power tools, chemicals and general risk management practices
  • Seasonal vegetable production for home use
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