Mark and Measure
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Mark and Measure is a three-day course designed by DairyNZ to help dairy farmers at any business stage. It offers tools and coaching to create wealth, set aligned goals, and analyse your farm business. The course provides interactive presentations, expert analysis, networking, and post-course support. With costs subsidised through the DairyNZ levy and potential for financial support, it's structured for farmers and includes tailored content to suit your needs. Registration details and a variety of information regarding course structure, costs, financial support, and frequently asked questions are outlined on the page.
Mark and Measure is a three-day course to help you learn key business concepts and skills, and gain confidence to achieve your unique picture of personal and business success.
Taupo: 23-25 May 2023
Queenstown: 13-15 June 2023
Registrations for both courses are now closed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list
Designed by DairyNZ and delivered by specialists, the Mark and Measure course is relevant for any stage of the business journey, making it suitable for farm owners, contract milkers, and herd-owning or variable order sharemilkers.
Principle 1 Success is unique to you
Principle 2 Your vision for tomorrow determines your actions today
Principle 3 Knowledge is your best investment
Principle 4 'Free cash’ creates choice and reduces risk
Principle 5 Investing = Criteria + Analysis + Action + Time
Principle 6 Little changes lead to extraordinary results
From pre-event preparation to what you can expect over the days.
Post course, you have available to you, two coaching sessions to help you stay focused on what is important to you.
Mark and Measure courses are subsidised through the DairyNZ levy.
The course cost is $950 per individual or $1800 for couples/partnerships
Excludes: GST., accommodation and transport. Your travel, accommodation and breakfasts must be arranged and paid by you separate to the Mark and Measure registration. When booking at the conference venue, please advise you are with Mark and Measure, DairyNZ, to receive a special rate.
You may qualify for financial support for up to 50% off the course.
Management Capability Development funding is provided to a business where Growth Advisors identify a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.
For more information visit regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz
Register for Mark and Measure to reserve a spot before you know whether you qualify for financial support. If you do not qualify, you can cancel your registration.
Find out if Mark and Measure is right for you with these commonly asked questions.
At Mark and Measure we invite you to participate to the degree you feel comfortable. You can present to the group during some activities and ask questions throughout. It’s up to you; speaking in front of the group is not essential and you don’t have to.
Mark and Measure is pitched at farm owners, contract milkers, and herd owning or variable order sharemilkers. We understand farmers, so don’t worry, the content is tailored to you.
The course is structured for interactive and hands-on learning and we focus on what you can control. All course content is presented in a workbook to take home and review after the course.We appreciate you may not be used to sitting all day and like to start early; we’ve structured days with enough breaks to keep you fresh and make the most of your time.
Mark and Measure is excellent for business partners, couples, families (with succession in mind) and individuals. You could even attend with a trusted rural professional such as your accountant or farm consultant. Make the course a getaway – add a day or two and make it a holiday.
Partners (couples and business partners) are encouraged to attend Mark and Measure. Not only is it important to take time away from the farm to focus on your business together, but Mark and Measure is a safe place to align your vision. As you work through activities at Mark and Measure, presenters and specialists are available to help should you reach a perceived barrier.
A core part of the course is your planning wheel worked on throughout the course. Once home, we recommend attendees keep their planning wheel and other course materials in a prominent place. It’s important to keep focused on your goals, actions, and what matters most to you to keep motivated.
You’ll meet other farmers at Mark and Measure in similar situations with whom you can connect and perhaps stay in contact to keep each other motivated. Research has shown that sharing your goals makes you more accountable.
The DairyNZ Mark and Measure presenters are a phone call away should you require Mark and Measure course-related advice.
And we recommend you make a regular time without distractions to review your goals and business plan – covered at Mark and Measure.
This participant would have received a monetary contribution from the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.
This discount may be provided to a business where Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.
The Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.
The funding is limited, and Growth Advisors make decisions based on their meeting with the business owner.
Visit Regional Business Partners to find out more.
We can’t! We know you will love Mark and Measure. It’s a proven formula so don’t hesitate to sign up for the next Mark and Measure course and invest in your future.