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What you will learn

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As our world transforms, agricultural practices are also evolving. But to successfully influence adoption and change in farming, agricultural professionals need an advanced understanding of change management.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for agricultural practitioners and extensionists seeking the skills and knowledge to drive sustainable change and innovation in the industry.

Explore farm practice change strategies

Advance your knowledge of delivery strategies for farm practice change. Identify relevant strategies that support adoption and change across a range of target farming populations.

Understand potential success and risk factors

Examine different change management contexts and consider how strategies interact. Critically analyse a range of strategies and the success and risk factors involved.

Develop a proposal for farm practice change

Drawing on your new knowledge, you'll formulate a proposal for farm practice change, and justify your recommendations for adopting certain strategies in favour of others.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor Ruth Nettle

Professor in Agriculture and Food, and Head of Rural Innovation Research Group (RIRG)

Ruth's research interests include rural workforce development, the role of extension in rural change, and farming systems change. Ruth has provided input into the issues facing rural industries in Australia through strategic reviews into human and social capacity, the role of development in the future of RD&E, and the role of extension.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Agricultural Extension series

This series is designed to equip agricultural practitioners with the skills and ability to influence sustainable agricultural innovation and change.

It also offers a rare opportunity to undertake professional development that could give you a pathway into postgraduate study. Check the course details to see how this suite provides advanced standing for the Master of Agricultural Sciences.

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For individuals

To take Supporting Farm Practice Change as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Supporting Farm Practice Change, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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