Success Stories

Marcus Oldham College stretches the mind of its students and produces graduates who are strategic business managers.  Many are leaders and entrepreneurs in private or public rural businesses, locally and internationally. Many take their business management skills and the fundamentals learnt at Marcus Oldham and succeed in sectors other than farming, equine and agribusiness.

Prue Branagh

Agribusiness 2003

...“The Marcus course prepared me well for this career path and I really enjoy working with people on the land and the exposure to a diverse range of agricultural industries,” she said.  The geographical range of Prue’s clients covers the Geelong Surf Coast, the Western District of Victoria and the market gardens near Melbourne. Their businesses include [read more] 

Dean Harvey

Horse Business Management 1999

Being the next generation to move the thoroughbred industry ahead, Dean Harvey, 1999 recipient of the Marcus Oldham Australian Thoroughbred Scholarship and Horse Business Management graduate is now Bloodstock Manager at Woodside Park in Victoria.  “The Horse Business Management course is a wonderful precursor to industry careers and the twelve months I spent at Marcus Oldham provided me with great exposure to the major ‘players’ in Australia.”  [read more]

Eion Kemp

Horse Business Management 1995

It's often said education is the key to success so it's no surprise Kilgravin Lodge proprietors Eion and Megan Kemp are carving a name for themselves in the local thoroughbred industry. [read more]

Mark Wilson

Farm Business Management 1993

Good beef marketing will supply the growing population, according to Mark Wilson, owner and operator of Banana Station in one of Australia’s best cattle rearing regions - Central Queensland. With his wife Belinda and children Georgia, Layla and Walter, they manage the business which is an aggregation of four properties covering 62,000 hectares running 14,000 head of grass-fed beef cattle and [read more]  

Glenn Hardy

Horse Business Management 1992
Graduate of Excellence 2009

Attracted to the racing industry, Glenn’s career so far has been in marketing and business development.  Recognised as the person to go to for industry research, survey and strategic planning requirements in the horse racing industry, Glenn Hardy has a demonstrated list of achievements which have led to further advancements in the industry.  Chairman of his company, IER Pty Ltd, the pre-eminent research and consulting company used by the racing industry  [read more]

Rob Yelland

Farm Management 1990

Managing the Ins and Outs of AI, semen sexing, stem cell technology, IVF, embryo transfer and more.

For the past nine years I have been involved in Animal Reproduction. Through this involvement, a business partner and I now own the IVP International Group. This is our Holding company for our subsidiary companies:  IVP International Aus, IVP International NZ, IVP International Small Ruminants, Media Invitro, IVP International Medivet and Stemvet NZ.  [read more]

Sam Archer

Farm Management 1998

.....currently managing the family’s property at Gundagai NSW with his wife Sabrina, they run a mixed farming system based on livestock, cereal production and native pastures. Their farm has been a research site for the CSIRO’s Sustainable Ecosystems program and the Australian National University’s Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. In 2002 it was selected as a pilot site for the Australian Government’s national environmental stewardship program.  [read more]


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