Ideas that grow podcast.

About the podcast.

The ‘Ideas that Grow’ podcast is brought to you by Rural Leaders.

The Food and Fibre Sector is full of motivated, grounded producers and agribusiness professionals. People trying to do the right thing by their families, rural communities, rural sector industries and our country.

Ideas that Grow gives voice to these strategic, transformational leaders – able to think critically and lead with the insight and foresight needed to meet both New Zealand’s and the world’s food challenges.

These podcasts are where Food and Fibre leaders, often from our Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship and Kellogg Rural Leadership programmes, come together to help plant innovative, transformational, and entrepreneurial ideas that grow.

All guest sector leaders are arranged by Rural Leaders. Ideas That Grow is presented in association with our supporting partner Farmer’s Weekly.

Featured Podcast - May 2024

Campbell Parker:

Leading with authenticity in a fast-changing sector.

Farmers Weekly Managing Editor Bryan Gibson speaks to Campbell Parker, Chief Executive Officer at DairyNZ.

Campbell discusses his involvement with the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and how leading with authenticity can go a long way to helping us all achieve big things in a time of rapid change.

Listen or read the transcript here.

If you’d like to profile your research or any innovative work in your business, industry or community, please get in touch with Matt Hampton at

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