Nearly 20 years ago my farmer completed Rabobank’s Executive Development Programme for Primary Producers (EDPPP).
He and our business have benefitted immensely from what he learned during the programme and an immeasurable bonus on top of that is friendships made with other participants throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Partners are invited to alumni events so I have met some wonderful people and visited inspirational businesses.
This year’s alumni tour began with breakfast in Queenstown then headed south to Gore with three farm visits en route.
Next day we headed back to Queenstown with three more farm visits on the way.
It’s both a pleasure and a privilege to visit businesses like this and to be part of a group of such motivated and interesting people and I’m very grateful for it.