As the dairy industry continues to evolve and farm businesses become larger, there are many opportunities for those interested in agriculture to forge a successful and rewarding career. There is a diverse range of careers available in the dairy industry in areas such as animal management, feed and nutrition, farm business management, plant production and environmental sustainability.
Training and development
Dairy Australia provides resources and course content to registered training providers to educate and develop skills and capabilities for people entering and those within the industry.
Our Farm Our Plan
Transition has a different meaning to everyone. This will depend on your situation, what your personal and business goals are and what success looks like to you.
The key and first step in transition - regardless of your situation - is having a clear view of long term business and personal goals. This helps to make better decisions, especially the big decisions. Our Farm Our Plan program is designed to equip farmers to clarify their long term goals, identify the actions needed and to manage uncertainty and risk.
Transition and succession planning is also about having the right team and expertise around you, knowing how to communicate with your family and in your farm business, and being aware of the options that relate to your situation.
The People in Dairy
Dairy offers a number of different business structures and approaches including share dairy farming, leasing (cows and/or land) and shared equity arrangements for both those looking to step up and grow, and those wanting to decrease their active involvement.