Gardiner Dairy Foundation Farm Business Management Program 2016

Gardiner Dairy Foundation 2016 Farm Business Management Program

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation Farm Business Management Program is the major investment in the People Development Portfolio. In partnership with the Victorian Regional Development Programs (RDP), ten (10) scholarships are available to Victorian dairy farmers across the state, as follows

• Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) – 1 for Victoria (total 1 scholarship)
• University of Queensland Business School - Owner Manager Program™ - 2 per RDP (total 6 scholarships)
• Rabobank Executive Development Program - 1 per RDP (total 3 scholarships)

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Applications for the 2016 FBM Program are open February 18 2016 and close Friday 25 March 2016. Interviews for the finalists will be held in Melbourne on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 of April.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Before completing the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Farm Business Management Program application form please ensure you have read and adhere to the following

• Application Process
• Eligibility
• Program Selection Criteria and Commitment (see brochure for more details)

Application Process

The application process will be as follows for the 2016 Gardiner Dairy Foundation Farm Business Management Scholarships

• complete an application form for the program of your choosing
• provide referees as part of your application
• submit the completed application form to the Gardiner Dairy Foundation caitlin.scholfield@gardinerfoundation.com.au before 5pm 25 March 2016
• applications will be shortlisted by an independent expert panel
• finalists will be asked to participate in a 30 minute interview with an independent panel at the Gardiner Dairy Foundation office in Melbourne

Eligibility

To be eligibility for one of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation Scholarships you must

• meet the full criteria as set by the program guidelines
• be willing to demonstrate leadership development by giving back to the industry after completing the program
• be willing to invest and make changes in your business to take it to the next level
• be a Victorian based dairy farmer (owner)
• be registered on DairyBase
• be able to attend an interview for finalists in Melbourne on Monday 11 and/or Tuesday12 April 2016
• be prepared to commit the time required to complete the program in full, including travel
• have applied for one Farm Business Management Program Scholarship only
• not have been the recipient of a Farm Business Management Program Scholarship or other industry supported senior leadership program scholarship in 2015 
 

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For further information contact Murray Dairy on (03) 5833 5312 or Caitlin Scholfield at Gardiner Dairy Foundation on (03) 8621 2911 caitlin.scholfield@gardinerfoundation.com.au