Personal Development and Leadership Programs

The dairy industry provides many opportunities for dairy farmers, service providers and industry representatives to be involved in programs that focus on personal development and leadership.

Murray Dairy will update this page with relevant programs to those involved in the dairy industry.


Gardiner Dairy Foundation - 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. Scholarship programs available:

• 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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Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program

This program is one of the longest running and most highly regarded rural leadership programs in the nation. It has developed a strong reputation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector, attracting support from a wide range of industry and rural groups. The program is an intensive five-day workshop conducted on the college campus at Geelong. The program is run annually from the Last Sunday in June each year.

The objectives of the program are to develop the skills and knowledge of participants to enable them to undertake leadership roles in their industry and community, to completely represent their industry or community in decision making forums and to understand and address the issues facing rural industries and rural communities.

When: Sunday 28 June 2015 to Friday 3 July 2015
Where: Marcus Oldham Campus, Geelong
Applications Close: Friday 22 May 2015

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There are a range of scholarships available for this program, please see our Scholarships and Grants page for more information.