Ideas that Grow podcast

ideas that grow.

About the podcast.

The ‘Ideas that Grow’ podcast is bought to you by Rural Leaders. Our mission is to grow world class leaders through the Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship and Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.

The podcast series draws on the insights from innovative rural leaders, to help plant ideas that grow, so our regions can flourish.

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

And in case you are wondering, Pāhautea is a maori word, meaning ‘flourishing.’

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September 2021 episode

Blue Ducks and greener farming.

In this month’s episode, Bryan Gibson talks to 2015 Nuffield Scholar Dan Steele.

Dan runs Blue Duck Station on the Whanganui River, with his wife Sandy, kids Blue, Snow, Forest, River, and the Blue Duck Team.

Farming non-intensive sheep and beef, Dan has diversified to also offer tourist accommodation, hunting experiences, and manuka honey.

Dan believes there’s plenty of room for us to improve the way we protect and capitalise on our unique place in the world.

Listen to his podcast here.

Read Dan’s Nuffield research paper “Why being true to brand New Zealand is the best option for New Zealand agriculture” or watch his presentation at the Nuffield conference.

If you’d like to profile your research or any innovative work in your business, industry or community that you’ve been working on since your studies then please get in touch Matt Hampton at matthampton@ruralleaders.co.nz

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