Cultivate Farms

You can own a farm

We connect a young farming family

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with a retiring farming family

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and investors

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to own and operate a farm together

Cultivate Values

Farms

Farms

Cultivate Farms revolutionises the way capital is raised to purchase farms for young farmers. We provide the first business structure of its kind which is targeted at getting young farming families to own their own farm.

Famlies

Families

We will connect many farming families with many investors. All farms are independent, but united under a common vision and brand. We combine all our knowledge and energy to make each other stronger. One brand, many farms, many products, many supporters.

Future

Future

We love regional Australia and we want more people to love it as well. Cultivate Farms will spread the love by ensuring that our farming families and investors are connected into the local community. We will invest time and resources in making the community strong and thriving.

Food

Food

At the centre our farms is the food. We are connecting people back to their food; growing for maximum taste, selling direct to supporters and telling stories of how it got so good.

Food

Forests

The way we grow food, look after the land, support people and the community is about regeneration. We look after the environment, our customer’s health, our people, animals and our communities.

Food

Funds

We establish the appropriate vehicles and have the relationships needed to secure investors for each farm. We bring new capital into regional Australia.

Blog

Jack and Hugh won't just go up the hill, they'll own it

Jack and Hugh won't just go up the hill, they'll own it

We interview two blokes really having a crack at their farming dream


We want to get this couple Rollin' on their way to their dream farm

We want to get this couple Rollin' on their way to their dream farm

Dan and Ali Rollinson want to farm avacados and macadamias around the Gold Coast


Weekly update 12 April 2017

Weekly update 12 April 2017

Sam provides another update on progress with Cultivate Farms


Quickest way to become a farmer

Quickest way to become a farmer

Quickest way to become a farmer


Weekly update 5 April 2017

Weekly update 5 April 2017

Sam provides another update on progress with Cultivate Farms


Dick Smith thinks you're onto it | 1 question interview

Dick Smith thinks you're onto it | 1 question interview

Sometimes if you reach out to someone that you admire then they might respond. This is exactly what happened the other day.


The Team

Cultivate Farms began with Tim and Tegan Hicks.

Tim and Tegan have three daughters and a son and live in Albury NSW. They are aspiring farmers; raising 50 head of cattle on agisted land around the district. Together Tim and Tegan have started Hicks Country Beef, which is a 100% grass fed beef business where they sell direct to customers in the Albury area.

They always wanted to own their own farm but as they did not inherit Tim's family farm, they knew it would be almost impossible for them to buy their own. This led to their idea for crowdfunded farms.

They are starting the enterprise with their good friend Sam Marwood who grew up on a dairy farm in Central Victoria, and has spent 12 years in environmental policy for the Victorian Government – so he knows how to think strategically and to get stakeholders on board.

Supporters

OBSERVANT

Farm information and control at your fingertip

observant.net

Create Business

Create Business

Creating attention for your business.

Le Martres Limousins

Farm information and control at your fingertip

Natural Eco Systems

Innovative and independent agriculture, environment and livestock business expertise.

Hicks Country Beef

Get In Touch

Select which best describes you and get in contact with Tim, Tegan or Sam from the Cultivate Farms team.

New Farmers

If you want to be a farmer and love the values we have at Cultivate Farms, we want to hear from you.

Benefits:

  1. Own your own farm with as little as 5% equity
  2. Receive a wage
  3. Annual return on investment and realise capital returns upon exit Annual incentives
  4. Ongoing support from advisors
  5. Part of great brand
  6. Ongoing training
  7. Ability to connect with consumers
  8. Share the experience with hundreds of supporters

Expectations:

  1. Manage the farm to agreed plan
  2. Report to investors
  3. Invest your own money into the farm
  4. Bring your own capital (equipment, livestock, goodwill)
  5. Share your experiences to investors and supporters
  6. Actively participate in the community
  7. Ensure you farm to best practice

Fill out some of the details below to help us to get to know you and we’ll be in touch.

We can't promise you a farm, but we hope that this will at least get you thinking about your dream. Even if we can’t get you a farm, we might be able to connect you with others who can, or help you think through your options.

Retiring Farmers

We believe Cultivate Farms is a new succession planning option for farmers wanting to step back or retire.

Benefits:

  1. Retain 10-60% equity
  2. Annual return on investment and realise capital returns if you exit
  3. Stay and support your community
  4. Support a new generation of farmers
  5. Retain family connection to your farm
  6. Provide mentoring to new young family
  7. Know your farm will be looked after
  8. No real estate fees or charges

If you are interested in talking to us about how you could use Cultivate Farms as a succession option, we’d love to hear from you.

Fill out some of the details below to help us to get to know you and we’ll be in touch.

Communities

If you are part of a regional community that is looking for ways to attract and retain young people, we would love to talk to you. We believe we have a new and exciting way to bring young families to regional Australia and keep them there.

Fill out some of the details below to help us to get to know you and we’ll be in touch.

Our First Farm

We are on the hunt for our First Farm around Albury/Wodonga around Albury/Wodonga.

Tim and Tegan Hicks (co-founders) will be our First Farm around Albury/Wodonga.

Please get in touch if you know of someone who may be interested in talking to us about purchasing their farm.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with Sam Marwood, Managing Director, if you want to get involved

Vision

We exist to connect people to the land, their food and each other

Values

Embrace the wonder of farming: Walking around your own farm is an awesome experience. We want everyone to experience it. This feeling is the core of what we do.

Farming families: We believe that farms run by families are best for the land, communities and Australia.

Regenerative: The way we grow food, look after the land, support people and the community is about regeneration. We look after the environment, our customer’s health, our people, animals and our communities. We produce healthy food without compromising future generation's ability to do the same.

Buzzing: We put inspiration above all else, because truly inspired people do amazing things. We are big picture, creative thinkers who will constantly push to find new ways of doing things and help others to do the same.

Hopeful: We find opportunities to create positive change for people, farming and the environment rather than point out the problems.