Business by the Numbers

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

What is this course about?
    • Build a positive and profitable financial plan for going forward
    • Learn alongside other farmers and from farmers (Dairy Training tutors are farmers)
    • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or growing your sharemilking or farming business
    • 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
    • Qualify with the Business by the Numbers credential (15 Level 5 credits) recognised in agribusiness Diploma studies.
    • Learn or enhance your budgeting skills
    • Collecting good financial information
    • Learn tools for good financial decision making
    • Developing annual budgets
    • Calculating milk income (an introduction)
    • Estimating and tracking monthly expenses
    • Predicting your working capital (OD) requirements.
2021 courses

Registrations are closed. Register your interest in 2022 courses


10-2pm each day.

Location Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Ashburton (1) 3 Nov 17 Nov 1 Dec
Ashburton (2) 4 Nov 18 Nov 2 Dec
Gore 1 Nov 15 Nov 29 Nov

Thursdays, 10am to midday.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov 2 Dec 9 Dec TBC

Interested in this course?

Cost (inc GST)

$249  Free

Who is it for?

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

Dates / Duration

    • Short course (3 part days in person, or online)
    • Held between milkings
    • Small class sizes (limited numbers)


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

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