The AICD course is a five-day comprehensive program that has been designed to focus on areas of business management and skills development that are specific to cattle producers.
Geoff Birchnell, a beef producer from Tamworth NSW, said the course opened his mind to the responsibility that we, as producers, have in nurturing Australian agriculture into big business.
“Whether a family farm or a corporate agricultural investment, the same governance principles, regulatory environment and social expectations apply,” Mr Birchnell said.
“I recommend the course to all producers as the skills, knowledge and contacts gained through completing the course places producers at the forefront of opportunities in the Australian beef industry,” he said.
Birchnell said agriculture is cyclical in nature and inherently has a higher risk profile than most other industries, which requires a greater level of governance.
“The beef industry is also rapidly evolving and it is critical that we have skilled people to navigate the path forward. The AICD course is one way we can develop people's skill.”
The course is administered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and participants will undertake assessment to achieve official recognition as a Graduate of the course.
Applications are open to all grassfed cattle producers that have a desire to provide leadership within the beef industry.
The AICD course run by CCA and MLA is all costs covered (course, flights, accommodation, food).
Applications close midnight January 31. More information HERE.