12 Week Fast-Track Agri-Business
Agri-Business By Design
Date Changed for Dalby: 6-7 September
Applications Open for Armidale: 17-18 September
Fast-track your business knowledge, and design a more effective business from the ground up.
This 12-week agri-business management course will fast-track your business knowledge and provide you with an overview of the fundamentals of business planning, management and ‘best practice’.
Learn how to enhance business performance, manage staff and family, improve customer engagement and optimise the way you run your business.
If you need to change or optimise the way you run your business,
the Agri-Business By Design Program will kickstart this process.
Learn from business specialists about the business fundamentals
12 week Fast-Track
Optimise your time – 2 day workshop plus home learning and mentoring
Network / Support
Work with like-minded people, to see how others are doing things
Who’s the Program for?
This agri-business management program is designed to educate and support participants around business management for their agricultural business. It is suitable for agribusiness owners, managers, and entrepreneurs across all agricultural sectors. The program is designed to offer an intensive program that minimises your time away from the farm or workplace.
It is ideal if:
You’re looking to upskill around ‘business management’, and are keen to consolidate and build on the fundamentals
You are relatively happy with your business, but are looking for ‘outside the square’ thinking from business experts, to take the business to the next level
You’re a younger farmer / advisor, looking to step up and take a more active management role in your business – or even to start your own business
You’re looking for a framework to map out and manage your business growth process
You need to get your business back on track after a rough period, or things aren’t going as well as expected, and you’re looking for expert advice on how to improve things
You’re flat out and time poor, and are looking for a short intensive program, with minimal time away from the business, to kickstart change.
You would like to enhance your communication skills to help you deal with staff, family dynamic or succession issues.
“The program provided me with the tools necessary, as well as the inspiration and motivation, to go home and work “ON” my business to identify clear goals / direction focus to improve my business. Thank you!“.
Christine Finney – Beef Producer, QLD
“I found the workshop very helpful, and it has given me insights on where to focus to improve many aspects of my business.“
Mark Leach – The Tank Specialists
Learn a range of key business fundamentals
Regardless of whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking new business opportunities or the owner of a family-run business that has seen generations evolve in the agricultural sector, this business management program that is specific to agriculture will teach you a range of valuable skills in a number of key learning areas.
The Program works through a range of topics, such as:
- Learn how to define your business’ goals and direction
- Plan your approach by creating your own Business Action Plan
Product and Marketplace
- Learn about product marketing
- Improve your customer engagement
- Identify your business’ strengths and weaknesses – including barriers to growth
- Develop your business growth strategies
- Consolidate your thinking around your succession planning
- Learn how to manage both your workforce and resources
- Improve communication with staff, family and other stakeholders such as banks
- Enhance your leadership skills
Business management processes
- Develop or fine-tune your business systems – around financial management, staff management, internal management such as family management meetings
- Better understand and assess business risk
- Enhance your ‘thinking outside the square thinking’
- Learn how to work ON the business, while still working in the business
- Maximise your professional development
- Marketing and Customer Engagement
Importantly, the program is about having the ‘open conversation’, where you can discuss and deal with the key issues in your business.
This 12-week business management course has been specifically designed to be intensive but also accessible, which will allow you to spend time ON your business while minimising your time AWAY from your business.
“The ABDI business management program is exactly what I have been looking for. The 2-day workshop has provided me with strategies, thought-provoking information and a myriad of ideas in a way that I can improve my business. Both the presenters were engaging and informative and had incredible knowledge in regards to better business practices.”
Kerry Garside – Mixed Enterprise: Beef & Cropping, QLD
“ABDI has provided Matt and myself with an insight into how a mainstream business is run and how we can implement these strategies into running our agri-business. We now know the important part of our business to work on and have left today with a clear view on our vision.”
Teleatha Werner – Mixed Enterprise: Cattle & Grain, QLD
2018 Dates and Locations
Our programs are run in regional locations across both Queensland and New South Wales ensuring efficiency and accessibility.
- Dalby QLD: 6-7 September 2018
- Armidale NSW: 17-18 September 2018
1st person per business – $995 (inc. GST)
Additional persons per business – $795 (inc. GST)
- A payment plan option is also available (3 equal monthly payments).
- Early Bird pricing (10% discount) is also available 3 weeks out from the program commencement date in each location. Early bird codes available at checkout.
- Funding opportunities – QLD: Participants may be eligible to access a rebate ($250 per person up to $500 per enterprise)
as part of the Natural Disaster Resilience Project associated with TC Debbie.
- Funding opportunities – NSW: NSW producers may be eligible for reimbursement of to 50%
of eligible costs on completion of the program under
NSW RAA Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program
Please contact us for details.
How to Book or Register your interest
IMPORTANT: Registrations for this agri-business management program program close one week prior to the workshop event.
Places are limited, so to ensure sufficient one-on-one time, you need to book early to avoid disappointment.
To find out more about the program, please contact ABDI at 0438 135 862,
email us at email@example.com, or fill out the enquiry form below.
You can also download a copy of the brochure here.
This Program is supported by the following partners:
NB: The program is relevant for all sectors of agriculture, not just livestock and broadacre farming.