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Business Management Programs


Pick the course 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 course inspired by farming and business experts, and with access to a new network of progressive farmers.

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:

Enquire now      Download a brochure

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
  • Listen to 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 17 June - Friday 22 June 2018

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

Enquire now      Download a brochure  

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
At the farm gate

“I thought the Executive Development Program was very useful and will definitely add value to my family and our business. I enjoyed the format, the range of participants and those that ran it. Thank you!”

William Grayling, Ashburton, NZ

At the farm gate

“Both Module 1 and Module 2 of the Executive Development Program have been a great experience, learning not only about my business but a lot about myself. I have met, and learnt from, a lot of great people.”

Tony Plunkett, Darfield, NZ

At the farm gate

“The Farm Managers Program was life changing! Completing the program has given me not only the ability to develop my business – but also myself as a person.”

David Bullmore, Balfour, NZ