Rural Leaders

Apply for a 2025 Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarship by 18 August.

Rural Leaders New Zealand

We are world class in our development, activation, and support of leaders in New Zealand’s Food and Fibre Sector. 

At Rural Leaders we work closely with partner organisations, alumni and industry networks to collaborate on projects that ensure New Zealand remains at the global forefront of food and fibre.

We are passionate about growing grounded rural leaders to undertake the transformations we need to make to ensure our planet and its people flourish.

We deliver the primary sector’s three foremost leadership programmes: Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarships, Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and Value Chain Innovation Programme.

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​