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Applications for the next Lincoln-based programme close
midnight Sunday, 1 May 2022.

The Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme has been developing leaders for the rural and agri-food sector since 1979. Over the last four decades, some of New Zealand’s most successful farm innovators, industry, business, and political leaders have graduated from the Kellogg Programme.

intakes per year

students per course

day programme over 6 months

About the Kellogg Programme

There are currently three intakes of 24 scholars each year. Cohorts are carefully selected to maximise diversity across industries, level of experience, geographical location, gender and ethnicity.

The residential format of the programme creates cohort networks and friendships across the country and industries through the mix of farmers, growers, producers and agribusiness professionals.

We have a strong and proud history, and we continually evolve the programme with content and format reviewed after each course to meet changing industry and participant needs. 

Initially founded by the Kellogg Foundation in the USA, Lincoln University secured the rights to run the course in New Zealand from 1979 until 2013 when New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust took over programme development and delivery.

Programme accreditation

In 2021 it became possible to concurrently achieve your Kellogg qualification and a Post Graduate Certificate in Commerce from Lincoln University, for those who opt-in and meet the entry criteria.

Download the 2022 flyer to find out more about the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme or check out the key information links below.

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