Ideas that grow podcast

ideas that grow.

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 agri-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 Scholarship and Kellogg Leadership programmes, come together to help plant innovative, transformational, and entrepreneurial ideas that grow.

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

Featured Podcast.

July 2022

Julian Raine:
The apple of a horticulture robot’s eye.

Julian Raine is a 1997 Nuffield Scholar who quietly gets on with things worth shouting about.

Julian runs a mixed Dairy and Horticulture operation and no matter what he’s producing, the one constant is innovation. From robots to getting back to milk in glass, Julian has an entrepreneur’s motivation and an innovator’s foresight. 

In this podcast, Julian talks with Farmer’s Weekly Editor Bryan Gibson about his diverse operation, some of the challenges he faces and some of the innovations he’s making to meet them – including moving to robot-ready on horticultural sites.

Julian also talks about his Nuffield travel, what he learned and how his research played a role in helping shape an industry.


Listen to the podcast here.

Or read the transcript here.

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.​