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Important Update Regarding Business Management Programs 2020/2021

We regret that due to the ongoing challenges presented by the global spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Rabobank has made the difficult decision to cancel the Business Management Programs this year.

This decision has been made in line with the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 guidelines and the bank’s internal policies, which place the health and safety of our clients, business partners and employees above all other considerations.

All Business Management Programs will be rescheduled to next year, please continue to register your interest by clicking on the ‘Expression Of Interest’ button below.

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

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:
Module One: Sunday 8 – Friday 13 August 2021, Sydney, Australia
Module Two: Sunday 24 - Friday 29 July 2022 (TBC), Sydney, Australia

Applications are now open for the 2021 intake.

APPLY NOW     Download a brochure

Farm Managers Program

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:
Sunday 20 - Friday 25 June 2021 – Christchurch, New Zealand
Due to the demand for positions on the Farm Managers Program, the 2021 intake is fully booked.

Please register your interest for future programs below.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST     Download a brochure


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