AT just 34, Minyip grain and livestock farmer Scott Arnold is much younger than your average, 53-year-old farmer.
But Scott's pretty average, in line with most of the other statistics.
Like most farmers, he works some of the longest hours of any occupation.
He clocks up 60 hours a week, or more, during the busiest times of the year.
He is also a family farmer, working with his wife, Stacey, and parents Jan and John.
Scott has been home on the farm since leaving school, having done an on-farm apprenticeship through Longerenong.
And he says he is where he wants to be.
Scott said the lifestyle farming offered was "great".
"I really enjoy it, you get to be your own boss," he said.
"And there is a great potential to grow in this area, with a lot of the farmers getting older, so there is scope for us to grow the size of our property."
Despite the long hours, Scott said he was able to plan ahead and take holidays when it suited the family.
"Hopefully there will be more demand for food in the long-term from Asia, which will make farming more sustainable.
"We've had a pretty good harvest this year and yields have been above average, so I'm pretty happy right now."