Biz Grow groups for Mid & Sth Canterbury

Are you a contract milker or a lower order sharemilker progressing your career in the industry?

Make a difference to your dairying career by joining a DairyNZ Biz Grow Group for expert advice and networking opportunities.

Do you want to:

  • Build a business with skill and resilience
  • Meet a group of like-minded people
  • Learn from those who have built successful businesses
  • Meet inspirational, positive and supportive people

Then a DairyNZ Biz Grow Progression Group is for you!

This season we are looking to run two Biz Grow Groups, in South Canterbury (likely Geraldine) and Mid Canterbury (likely Ashburton).

What is a Biz Grow group?

For contract milking, LOSM and hybrid contracts, the course provides you the opportunity to get together with your peers and discuss the current situation while discovering how to build business resilience.

Learn to develop your strategic, financial and performance management skills and discover resources to equip you for continuing to grow in the dairy industry. Sharing budgets vs actuals will be a focus of this group for the 18/19 season, as well as hearing from farmers who are good at picking opportunities and setting up resilient farm businesses.

How the groups will run.

The courses will begin near the beginning of October, with 6-8 meetings being held during the season running for 2 hours each. Each course has a limited membership of 30, which is closed once the course starts.

The location of the courses depends on interest, so register early and encourage others in your area to register.

By joining up to the course, you are committing to regular attendance and contribution. For Biz Grow a key part of being in the group is that you agree to bring along your budget and actuals to the sessions where it is relevant to share with the group.

Farmers and rural professionals will be brought in for particular topics where relevant, with an emphasis on discussion between the guests and the group.

Please register your interest by 27 August for one of these Biz Grow groups here.

Biz Start: For dairy employees at manager or assistant manager level, who are looking to progress in the dairy industry and become self-employed in the next couple of seasons.

This season we are planning to run a different structure, with several day courses at strategic times of the season on key topics. This will likely be advertised in early September so look out for more details around then.

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