Write a business plan

A short course to create a business plan for your farm.

Update: We have online courses available May & June, get in touch! 

Farmer video

Melissa Shove talks about Dairy Training’s Writing a Business Plan. By the end of the course she had an implementable business plan with achievable goals that worked within the business’s vision and mission.

What is this course about?

This practical and interactive three-day course helps to clarify what you want to get out of dairy farming and walk away with a business plan.

    • Take the time to discuss ideas with your business and life partners to progress your business
    • Use tools and templates to create a tailor-made business plan for your business
    • Walk away with a business plan you can present to apply for finance, at job interviews and with your business partners
    • Qualify with the Write a Business Plan micro credential (15 Level 5 credits) to be recognised in future agribusiness Diploma studies.

2020 courses

Online via Zoom 7th May     to 25th June Weekly classes
Reporoa, Waikato POSTPONED Dates TBA  
Ashburton, Canterbury POSTPONED Dates TBA
Winton, Southland POSTPONED Dates TBA
Ngatea, Hauraki Plains POSTPONED Dates TBA
Stratford, Taranaki Nov to Dec Dates TBA
Timaru, Canterbury Nov to Dec Dates TBA
Morrinsville, Waikato Nov to Dec Dates TBA
Invercargill, Southland Nov to Dec Dates TBA

If the timing or location isn’t right for you then let us know and we’ll create a course in your area. Contact mel.escott@dairytraining.co.nz, 021 232 7964

Who is this course for?

Anyone currently self-employed or considering self-employment opportunities in the dairy industry.

What qualification does it lead to?

There is an opportunity to submit this business plan for assessment to gain formal recognition of your skills. This will count towards credits for the New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Level 5).

Interested in this course?

Cost (inc GST)


Duration/start dates

    • Short course
    • Held between milkings
    • Small class sizes (limited numbers)


Write a Business Plan micro credential (15 Level 5 credits)

Who is it for?

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

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