Our programme for the most progressive and influential British dairy farmers built around the themes of Leadership, Growth and Resilience. Designed to inspire and challenge your thinking on business related topics.

DairyLeaders run profitable, effective dairy businesses that embrace new practices and tackle challenges while maintaining consistency on the ground.

Units or businesses are typically larger operations, sometimes with multiple sites, that sit within the top 25% of the UK dairy farms for both technical and financial performance.

The programme will develop transferable skills to enhance your businesses and consists of regional meetings/ workshops and our flagship event - The DairyLeader Forum.

DairyLeader Forum

A two-day event where you’ll hear from a range of expert speakers, often from outside of agriculture, who will inspire, motivate and challenge you to develop yourself and your business. We make sure there’s plenty of time to network with fellow dairy farmers too.

This year's DairyLeader forum takes place in Cardiff and will explore the factors needed to grow a successful business without solely focusing on the bottom line. We'll investigate the dynamics required to create and condition a high performing team.

Book your place at the DairyLeader Forum 2019

Learn more about DairyLeader

Read what our speakers said at the 2018 DairyLeader Forum:

Topics at previous DairyLeader Forums:

2018    One Team, One Goal - How better communication can align your team with your ambitions

2017    Being courageous and maintaining self-belief

2016    Personal growth and leadership

2015    Creativity as a tool in problem-solving, highly functional teams, and whether farmers with high levels of ‘emotional intelligence’ tend to be more profitable.

2014    Be on the winning side, Bringing Lean to Life, Healthy body, healthy business

DairyLeader Regional Meetings

Focused around specific areas of personal, professional and business development, the meetings provide a platform to develop strategic thinking, leadership skills and team management.

Led by external speakers who are experts in the field, previous meeting topics have included:

  • Strategic leadership & personal resilience
  • Becoming the employer of choice
  • Employment law
  • Influence of leadership and communication on team motivation and management
  • Practical team management skills and strategies
  • Strategic business management
  • Change management & inspiring business growth
  • Employment and recruitment