12 Week Fast-Track Agri-Business

Management Program

Agri-Business By Design
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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.

Business Foundations

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

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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.
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“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:


Business Planning

  • 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

Business Growth

  • Identify your business’ strengths and weaknesses – including barriers to growth
  • Develop your business growth strategies
  • Consolidate your thinking around your succession planning

People Management

  • 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.

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What’s included?

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.

It involves:


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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

2023 Dates and Locations

"Course update in progress- available shortly. Our programs will be run online during 2023 although will be available in face-to-face format in regional locations on request. Get in touch below to request a special course."

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Program Fee

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 – NSW: NSW producers may be eligible for reimbursement of up 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.

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To find out more about the program, please contact ABDI at (07) 4615 2255,
email us at [email protected], 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.

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