Engage is designed, developed, and delivered collaboratively by the NZ Rural Leadership Trust in conjunction with Lincoln University (Dr Victoria Westbrooke), and with funding from the Ministry for the Environment.
A pilot for a new programme ‘Engage’ wrapped up on Friday after an inspiring and highly interactive three days, spread across workshops, field trips and hearing from industry leaders.
Facilitated by Dr Scott Champion, Engage bridges the knowledge gap for individuals aimed at those with moderate to low knowledge of the sector. Engage is ideal for those connecting to the Food and Fibre sector, particularly in farmer-focused roles such as policy, advisory, or regulatory.
Engage really is a case of seeing the need and addressing it. One of the challenges people entering the Food and Fibre sector can face is acquiring enough knowledge and skills to approach and speak to farmers collaboratively.
Engage is designed, developed, and delivered by the NZ Rural Leadership Trust in conjunction with Lincoln University (Dr Victoria Westbrooke), and with funding from the Ministry for the Environment.
The three-day programme included speakers, workshops, and visits to two impressive farming operations: arable-mixed (Hamish Marr and Stuart Marr), and dairy (Matt Iremonger).
Our sincere thanks to both Hamish, Matt and to all of the industry leaders who shared their time, knowledge and insights with the group (Mel Poulton, Jess Smith, Mike Peterson, Ian Proudfoot, Sam Mander, and Denise Beswell from Scarlatti).
We look forward to putting Engage into play in 2024.