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Business Management Programs

Practical and strategic education for leaders in agriculture

Rabobank has designed two leading programs to equip primary producers with the building blocks to take their businesses to the next level.

The programs are designed to:

  • Grow your business skills
  • Strengthen your networks
  • Improve your strategic management ability
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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.

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

“I have found the EDP extremely transforming, making me understand me, relationships and business goals.”

Bronnie Chamberlain,
Mixed farming, Otautau, South Island

Executive Development Program

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:

Course 26:

Module One: Sunday 25 - Friday 30 August 2024, Sydney Australia
Module Two: Sunday 27 - Friday 1 August 2025, Sydney Australia
Application for entry into 2024 are now closed.

Farm Managers Program

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:

Course 19:

Sunday 16 - Friday 21 June 2024, Victoria Australia
Applications for entry into 2024 are now closed.

For further information on how you can transform your business: