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Final call for applications for Rabobank’s farm business management program

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Food and agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank announces that applications for the 2014 Farm Managers Program are open until 28 April.

The Rabobank Farm Managers Program is Australasia’s leading agricultural business management course for the next generation of farm leaders. Now in its ninth year, the prestigious Rabobank program offers young farmers from across Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to develop and enhance their business management skills. 

Rabobank business programs manager Nerida Sweetapple explains that the Farm Managers Program is constantly evolving to reflect the changing challenges and opportunities in agriculture. Adjustments are made each year to the program content to reflect feedback from participants and Rabobank’s in-house research.

According to Ms Sweetapple, 2014 being the International Year of the Family Farm, the pressing issue of farm succession will be a key focus of this year’s program. This year’s Farm Managers Program will therefore, offer a great opportunity to participants to develop their management skills so that they can manage the challenges ahead. 

Delivered in a week-long residential module, the program covers the latest practices in business management, leadership, planning, finance and communication and how these can be applied directly to the participants’ farm businesses. 

Only a limited number of high calibre applicants are accepted for each year’s intake, selected from a group of leading farmers across a range of commodities and geographical locations in Australia and New Zealand. 

Ms Sweetapple says many past participants credit the Farm Managers Program with giving them the tools and inspiration to develop their farm career and take their business to a new level. 

Applications for the 2014 Rabobank Farm Managers Program are open until 28 April. This year’s program will be held at the Grange Cleveland Winery, Lancefield, Victoria from Monday 16 to Friday 20 June, 2014.

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