Career: Progression Groups

Developing skills and enhancing careers

Forums for like-minded farmers, Progression Groups have been developed for those who want to enhance their skills and career options.

There are two groups to choose from: Biz Start and Biz Grow.



Biz Start

Designed to meet the needs of farmers in the lower order sharemilker, herd manager and farm manager positions that are looking to progress in the dairy industry. Sessions will focus on building business and people management skills to equip them for senior level management positions, or owning or running their own farm business.

Biz Grow

Designed to meet the needs of farmers in sharemilker and equity partner positions that are looking to speed up their progression in the dairy industry. Sessions will focus on strategic, financial and performance management skills and resources to equip participants for greater equity holding or owning their own farm business.

An investment by New Zealand dairy farmers through the DairyNZ levy, Progression Groups are free to attend by all people involved in New Zealand dairy farming.

  • Registrations are now open for Progression Groups 2014 to register your interest please click here
  • To read what other farmers say about the DairyNZ Progression Groups click here

"We've enjoyed it. Just the experience and getting a bit of know how on where to go, what to do and people to talk to in the dairy industry," Jonathan and Ashley Power, farm manager, mid-Canterbury.

"For anyone thinking of stepping up from managing to putting money into cows or heading down the sharemilking path it's a worthwhile thing to do." Nigel Gardiner, manager, Christchurch.

Progression Groups are perfect preperation for farmers interested in entering next year's New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards - of which DairyNZ are a proud sponsor.

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