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Business Management Programs

Develop skills to evolve your business

The two programs offer an invaluable opportunity to learn from business professionals and network with leading farmers from across Australia and New Zealand. Program participants do not necessarily have other formal tertiary qualifications.

The two programs are Executive Development Program and Farm Managers Program.


Ready to be part of the 1000  and growing program alumni?     Enquire now


Are you an experienced business owner or senior manager?

Our Executive Development Program will help you build strategic planning capabilities and commercial management skills to explore options for business growth. You’ll leave the program inspired by farming and business experts, and with access to a new network of progressive farmers.

If you’re an experienced business owner who’s ready to future-proof your business, this program will help you do all this and more:

  • Learn how to formulate and implement a long-term strategy to reach your business goals
  • Study practical examples in business planning tailored specifically for the agribusiness industry
  • Get the knowledge you need to apply effective economic rationale to goal setting and decision making
  • Enjoy networking opportunities with industry peers
  • Discover how your business can benefit from your improved business management skills

Executive Development Program Dates:
Module One: Sunday 19 August - Friday 24 August 2018
Module Two: Sunday 14 July - Friday 19 July 2019 (TBC)

Applications for the 2018 Executive Development Program will open in February. For more information:

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Are you an up-and-coming farmer ready to take over the family farm or manage a commercial farm?

Our Farm Managers Program will help you to hone your management skills. You’ll leave this week-long program with greater confidence in your leadership skills. You’ll also be equipped with the ability to influence business decisions, and build your own network of young, progressive and passionate farmers.

If you’re an up-and-coming farmer ready to take the next step, this program will help you do all this and more:

  • Improve your communication and influencing skills to provide input on business decisions
  • Improve your efficiency through time management
  • Learn how to develop a business plan
  • Understand the essentials of financial management and budgeting

Farm Managers Program Dates:
Sunday 17 June - Friday 22 June 2018

Applications for the 2018 Farm Managers Program will open in February. For more information:

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Since completing the program, we now approach the business with greater strategic direction, and are not so focused on just the day-to-day operational-side.

Willie MacDonald, Sheep and beef farmer,
Malborough