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Business Management Programs


Pick the program that’s right for you
It all depends on what stage you’re at:

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.

Executive Development Program Dates:
Module One: Sunday 14 - Friday 19 July 2016
Module Two: Sunday 16 - Friday 21 July 2017 
Applications open February 2016.


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

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.

Farm Managers Program Dates:
Sunday 5 - Friday 10 June 2016
Applications open February 2016.


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

Applications open on Monday 1 February 2016. Enquire now for more information.

At the farm gate

“The Executive Development Program was the best learning environment I have ever been in – we broke all the barriers down, we took a good, hard look at our business strengths and weaknesses, and we’ve transformed the way we are operating.”

Charm Arnott, Goondiwindi, QLD

At the farm gate

“If it wasn’t for the Executive Development Program, we would still be running the business like we were before, remaining at the mercy of the market and not maximising returns in key areas that we can control. Now we’ve removed the roadblocks as best as we can and we’ve got a clear plan and strategy steering us towards running a better business.”

Chris Lyne, Ayr QLD

At the farm gate

“The Executive Development Program has actually been life-changing. We were stuck in the operational side of things, just working ‘in’ the business on a bit of a treadmill doing what we had to do. The program changes your perspective so you are working ‘on’ the business as well, looking at the bigger picture and developing the framework for what you want to achieve. It also gives you the drive and enthusiasm to achieve your goals.”

Kate Waldren, Nimmitabel, NSW