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.

September 2023

Dr Alison Stewart:

FAR and the role of arable systems in agriculture.

In this podcast, Dr Alison Stewart, CEO at the Foundation for Arable Research, talks with Farmers Weekly’s Managing Editor, Bryan Gibson, about the role of arable in agriculture, her role at FAR and delivering research that benefits growers.

Dr Stewart also discusses her involvement with the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and the importance of exposure to diversity of thought for leaders in Food and Fibre.

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.​