Training Institute: Dairy Training Limited
Qualification: National Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Background: Lizz and Vaughan are experienced, successful dairy farmers with 20 years in the industry. They are farm owners and also run a sharemilking business which they employ managers to operate.
Inspired by speakers advocating the benefits of the National Diploma in Agribusiness Management at a Dairy Women’s Network conference, Lizz decided to enrol in the diploma programme which she has almost completed.
Reason / Benefits of completing National Diploma of Agribusiness Management:
The desire to advance their business and to continually improve it was the motivating reason that compelled Lizz to enrol in the diploma programme.
“I have found that each module of the diploma is of great use in our business, both operationally and as an employer. I have grown a lot in my confidence in what I have to contribute in the next phase of our business’s growth, which was one of my goals when I began."
"I now have a much broader range of opportunities for growth to consider and I have the knowledge and skills to assess and compare these opportunities.”
“Once I have completed and achieved the final diploma module, I am considering further study, possibly even a degree in agriculture commerce. Applying to join the Fonterra Governance programme is another option as well.”
Whatever the future holds, Lizz is confident that the knowledge and confidence she has gained from her diploma studies will open up many more options for her both within their business and the wider dairy industry.