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    Current Opportunities

    Course 27 Australian Rural Leadership Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for Course 27 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and close on August 30 2019.

    2020 Leadership Great South Coast Program - NOW OPEN

    Applications are now open for 2020 Leadership Great South Coast Program and close on September 25 2019.

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    Leadership program helps Denison dairy leader prepare for “what lies ahead”

    Ronnie Hibma has already shown he can jump when opportunities come along. Twelve years ago, Ronnie started his Nexus Herd Development business; six years ago he bought a dairy farm at Denison and last year he added a nearby cropping...

    Over $120,000 in grant funding awarded to Victorian Dairy Communities

    11 July 2019: Twenty-six projects in Victoria's three dairy regions will share in $120,326 in grant funding from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants program, run in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal....

    ARLP A Life-Changing Experience For Gippsland Dairy Farmer

    Gippsland dairy farmer Lauren Finger was told that if she was going to apply for one leadership program, Australian Rural Leadership Program should be it. As Lauren nears completion of the 15-month program, that advice has proven to be spot...