Build an agri-business that’s easier to manage, set up for growth, and rewards your hard work


ELEVATE: the Agri-Business Management Program

Designed specifically for Australian agricultural businesses, the ELEVATE program
will build your business and management skills
(rather than production), optimise how you run your business,
and give you the tools and a system for business growth or expansion.

Please note:

We are not taking application for this program at the moment. Please enquire here to be put on the waiting list for the next intake.

A unique, online-based 12 month program.
Build your business in your own time,
from your own home.

  • Gain confidence around your business decision making
  • Get clear on the direction of your business, and create a plan to get there
  • Build a lower stress business, with consistent performance
  • Free up your time and become more productive
  • Get the support and advice you need to grow your business.

To find out more, please fill out the form below:

Australian agricultural is comprised of hard-working, innovative people, who are
the essence of the quality food, fibre and goods we use in our everyday lives.

However, most are silent achievers, and often get less than is due to them.

This program is designed to change that, to help you build a business to achieve

Achieve More with Less – by working ON the business

Get systems and strategies to master your money management, market your product/service and manage your people

Access a team of business specialists and mentors, who have built businesses and ‘been there before’

Create a Plan for the business that is implementation focussed

Join with other like-minded, progressive agricultural business owners / managers

Build the foundations for an effective business


The Elevate program works through a range of topics designed to improve your business skills. Some include (click for more detail):

Business direction

Create a plan of action for the business

Cash flow management

Better manage cash flow - the lifeblood of your business.

Business decision making

Get strategies to improve communication and decision making

Marketing tools

Reach more people with more focussed marketing

Selling and negotiation

Get simple strategies to improve confidence around selling

Managing people

Improve the way you manage staff, family, contractors


Using succession as a business growth tool

Live a more balanced life

Improve work/life balance and plan your personal future

Designed for those looking to take their business to the next level

The program is suitable for agribusiness owners / managers across all agricultural sectors.

It is ideal if you:

– Are looking to undertake orderly and structured growth / expansion of your business

– Are trying to get the business under control, would like to fine-tune various areas such as people or financial management, marketing, customer engagement, risk management and more

– Are currently, or are planning on, undertaking a succession planning process

– Are moving to new markets, and looking for a market penetration plan

– Have ‘people management’ issues you would like to resolve.

What do others think?

Find out what others think about working with ABDI, and how our programs have helped them develop and grow their businesses.

Carlie and Lauchie Ward
Beef Producers – QLD

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

Kym Thomas
Sheep Producer QLD

Work at your own pace, and from your own home


Over 12 months, this flexible online-based program features (click ‘+’ for more detail):

Practical, structured online business materials

• Business management learning materials, built around ABDI’s 12 Pillars, delivered to you monthly online
• Developed and presented by business owners and specialists
• Access to the ABDI Member Only Portal, with business templates, How-To guides and more

Group online networking sessions

• Catch up with others in the program regularly, via ABDI’s online group discussion platform
• Review content from the program in an informal group setting
• Find out how other progressive businesses are solving their problems and building their businesses

Personal business mentoring sessions (part of the mentoring package)

• Monthly call-in sessions with your mentor (more intensive coaching also available on request)
• Get advice and support from business owners / specialists who have ‘been there before’
• Be kept accountable and on track when building your business

Face-to-face workshops (optional extra)

• Optional workshop sessions throughout the 12 month program
• Connect face-to-face with other business owners
• Work through real life case studies, and be exposed to leading thinking around specialist business topics

Free sample program materials

To see the online platform that you will use to complete the Elevate program, and a sample of a topic you will work through, please click the image below:

Invest in the future of your business

Please note: We are not taking application for this program at the moment. Please enquire here to be put on the waiting list for the next intake.

Growth Package

$195 per month*
  • * for 12 months
  • This package includes:
  • – Monthly online business materials
  • – Monthly group online sessions
  • – Monthly special topic webinars
  • – ABDI Member Portal and Resource Library access
  • – ABDI Agri-Business Mastermind Group access

NB: Additional people at $95/month*


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Accelerate Package

$347 per month*
  • * for 12 months
  • This package includes:
  • – Monthly online business materials
  • – Monthly group online sessions
  • – Monthly special topic webinars
  • – ABDI Member Portal and Resource Library access
  • – ABDI Agri-Business Mastermind Group access
  • +
  • Personal Business Mentoring
    (12 sessions)

NB: additional people at $95/month*


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  • Both packages are focussed towards you growing your business, and taking it to the next level.
  • The Accelerate package features 1-on-1 sessions with your business mentor, designed to accelerate your progress towards your business (and personal) goals.

More from ABDI Alumni:

ABDI provided me with an easy, step-by-step strategy to improve my business. Gordon and Mark’s presentation, together with the (input of the) organisers gave me confidence to get the ball rolling for the next stage of our organics agribusiness.

Leo Maclean
Soft Agriculture/Mara Seeds

Tom Perkins
Sheep and Beef Producers – QLD

ABDI presenters have an excellent understanding of businesses, the needs of the operators to improve, understand and develop ideas to enable goals to become potential reality. I highly recommend ABDI to agribusiness owners and business owners in general.

Andrew Eliott
Mixed Farming – NSW


What is included, and how much work is required each month?

Depending on the package you have chosen, and the amount of time you really want to devote to it, you should allow minimum 4 or 5 hours per month.

You’ll receive 1x module each month, which includes videos and worksheets, and this usually takes 1-2 hours to complete.

Also included is a monthly group online networking session, where you will spend 1 hour connecting with other business owners.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a monthly ‘special topic’ session, where we invite a guest presenter to talk on a specialist business topic.

If you have chosen the fast track mentoring package, this will include a 1 hour personal mentoring session for your business.

Obviously, the more time you dedicate to this business development process, the greater the results will be.

What if I don't have good internet speed, can I still participate?

The ABDI Member Portal has been optimised for people with poor internet speeds. For example, the platform is hosted on a server based in Brisbane, rather than other sites that might be based in the United States, Russia or somewhere like this.

You also have the ability to dial in via your phone to the member only webinar sessions, and your group coaching sessions. This means all you need is a phone connection rather than good internet.

I have little technical business knowledge. Will this be a problem?

The program provides a well-rounded education on foundational business principles, based on the ABDI 12x Pillars of Business Best Practice. We make sure everyone has the foundations right and also deal with advanced concepts all owners and managers will benefit from.  It’s also interactive – meaning you get to ask your questions – either in the group or 1:1.

How much more beneficial will the Accelerate Package be over the Growth Package?

The major difference is that the Accelerate Package includes 12 monthly 1:1 mentoring sessions. These personal sessions build accountability and provide a sounding board for any business decisions you need to make. They also allow you work at a deeper level, where you will work on the underlying factors (i.e. the causes) rather than simply managing the issues (i.e. the effects). As a result, you’ll be able to make considerable progress in a short amount of time.

You’ll also get access to ABDI’s coaching portal, where you’ll be able to record your progress, commitments, actions and generally stay accountable with your mentor.

If you are really looking to fast-track your business growth journey, fortnightly or even weekly sessions are also available (at additional cost, but discounted for program participants).

Who are the coaches and mentors?

Our mentors have varied backgrounds, with a strong focus on business management, and all have run their own businesses. This means they have experience in the issues you face. You will be paired with a mentor based on your identified needs once joining the program.

Who are the other participants in the program?

Others in the program are generally business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs across a range of agricultural sectors. They generally have a particular mindset, looking at opportunities rather than problems, and are keen to freely share their thoughts.

Also they want to be challenged with outside-the-square thinking, recognising that their way of looking at life may need to be challenged or is non-serving.

How much production related content do you cover?

Very minimal. While we recognise that production and business are interlinked, we focus on the business side of things. In general, many in agriculture are comfortable in managing the production side of the business, however are often uncomfortable and are looking for support on managing the business. It is also an area where significant gains in profitability, and peace of mind, can be made.

What if I decide the program is not right for me and my business?

We are committed to ensuring the program is the right fit for participants. While we have never had anyone take us up on the offer, there is a money back guarantee available. This is only available up until the end of the second month of the program, and you must demonstrate that you have completed all of the supplied content (learning modules, worksheets and any other form) and participated in all of the group sessions for the full duration. Further terms and conditions apply.

If you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch:

Call: (07) 4615 2255



We believe in what we do, and are confident you will too.

If you do not feel the program is providing value to your business, if you meet the approved terms and conditions, 100% of program fees will be refunded.

No risk to you.