Business by the numbers

Get practical techniques and confidence to manage the numbers in an agribusiness.

What is this course about?

    • Learn or enhance your budgeting skills
    • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or employing a sharemilker
    • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
    • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
    • Balance learning with other commitments.


    • Collecting good financial information
    • Developing annual budgets
    • Calculating milk income (an introduction)
    • Estimating and tracking monthly expenses
    • Predicting your working capital (OD) requirements.

2020 courses

Paeroa, Hauraki Plains Thurs, 27 Feb Thurs, 12 Mar TBC
Te Puke, Eastern Bay of Plenty Wed, 11 Mar Wed, 25 Mar Wed, 8 April
Stratford, Taranaki Fri, 3 Apr Fri, 17 Apr Fri, 1 May
Cambridge, Waikato April to May Dates TBA
Invercargill, Southland April to May Dates TBA
Whangarei, Northland Nov to Dec Dates TBA
Taupo, Central North Island Nov to Dec Dates TBA

If the timing or location isn’t right for you then let us know; we’ll create a course in your area. Contact Mel Edmonds, 021 232 7964,

Who is this course for?

For managers, anyone currently self-employed or considering self-employment opportunities in the dairy industry.

What qualification does it lead to?

Qualify with the Business by the Numbers micro credential (15 Level 5 credits) to be recognised in future Agribusiness Diploma studies.

Farmer story

Rebecca Abrams talks about how Dairy Training’s Business by the Numbers has taught her how to build a budget.

Interested in this course?

Cost (inc GST)


Duration/start dates

    • Three-day short course
    • 10am to 2.30pm (lunch included)
    • Small class sizes (limited numbers)


Business by the Numbers micro credential (15 Level 5 credits)

Who is it for?

For managers, self-employed or those considering self-employment.

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