Welcome to our latest edition of Kelloggers Konnect, which we hope will help to keep you updated on our latest operational activities, Kellogg Course reports and programmes, news and upcoming events.
- A quarterly update from the GM
- Kellogg Course 39 & Course 40 Reports
- Announcing Course 41 – 2020 – New Kelloggers
- Applications open for Course 42 – 2020 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme
- Special Kellogg Rate for International Agribusiness Summit
- Kelloggers in the News
- ‘Kelloggers’ – 50% of new Nuffield Scholars
- 2020 NZ Rural Leaders Calendar of events
- International Market Study opportunity
- Volunteer to host an open farm day
We hope you enjoy this edition of Kelloggers Konnect and on behalf of the staff and the Trustees we wish all Alumni and Investing Partners a great Christmas and New Year!
The Team at Rural Leaders
A Quarterly Update from the GM
NZ Rural Leadership Trust NZRLT
Kellogg Course 39 & 40 – Reports
We’ve had another great year with 48 new scholars graduating from our Kellogg Leadership Programmes – Course 39 in July 2019 and Course 40 in November 2019.
We’d now like to present for your reading, our Kellogger’s reports which include a wide range of research topics affecting farmers both behind and beyond the farm gate.
Course 40 Reports
Breeder Finisher Collaboration
Wool image: Being heard in the post-truth era
Farmer storytelling: Navigating our narrative
Course 39 Reports
Dairy farming, climate change and farm diversification
An industrial analysis of dairy processors in NZ
What is the future for farm compliance in NZ
What a waste: My story
Can we make stone soup for rural wellbeing
Adding value to onions
Announcing Course 41 – 2020 new Kelloggers
The New Year will start with another bang, as we bring the start of our next Kellogg Leadership Programme, Course 41 which is due to start on 21st January 2020. And we are pleased to announce our new Kelloggers who have been selected for this programme:
Applications open for Course 42 – 2020 Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme
Applications are now open for Kellogg Course 42 which starts in mid June 2020. Remember to shoulder tap and encourage talented agri-professionals to apply!
If you know of anyone who would like to apply for Course 42, be sure to forward on our Registration of Interest Form to them.
Applications close : 16 March 2020
Special Kellogg rate for International Agribusiness Summit
Pay only $320 (exc GST) for a great saving and organise a cohort reunion.
In our last Summit update we let you know that the first 100 Kelloggers to register for the Summit before 31 January 2020 will only pay $320 exc gst for their Summit ticket (that’s a savings of $65). This offer is limited so make sure you hurry and register soon at https://www.nuffield2020.com/agribusiness-summit-registration. To take advantage of this offer remember to use your ID Code KELLOGG when you register.
We can also confirm that the venue for the Kellogg networking function on the Sunday evening before the Summit will be held between 5 – 7pm at a Central City venue. We will provide more details on the venue in the New Year.
So come join us for a fun two days of networking, discussion and debate. Remember to also spread the word to your Kellogg cohort.
If you have questions about registering for the Summit or the Cocktail Function and Networking event get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Kelloggers in the News
Recently the following Kellogg Scholars Kate Taylor and Alice Rule featured in the news for their achievements and research work.
Click on their photos to read the media articles.
Kate was recently named the Rural Champion in the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards 2019 in October, following being elected to represent the Aramoana-Ruahine Ward on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council.
Alice who is one of our most recent Kellogg graduates and an emerging young leader in sustainability focused her research project around the circular economy of glass in the New Zealand wine industry. Through her work, she hopes to drive awareness about using glass made in New Zealand in the wine industry.
‘Kelloggers’ – 50% of new Nuffield Scholars
We were delighted to announce in November our 2020 Scholars. Three of the new scholars Tracy Brown, Phil Weir and Edward Pinckney all previously completed the Kellogg programme. This is a great next step for the three ‘hands on’ farmers.
Phil Weir, Tracy Brown & Edward Pinckney are the 3 scholars featured to the left of this photo at the Nuffield Awards Ceremony
2020 NZ Rural Leaders Calendar of Events
International Market Study Opportunity
Expressions of Interest
NZ Apples & Pears and Massey Business School are calling for expressions of interest for the Executive International Horticultural Immersion Program (Exec IHIP) which is scheduled to run from 25th Jan to 7th Feb 2020. The programme provides emerging leaders, executives, and growers the opportunity to follow the selected horticultural value chains into key European markets.
Click here for more details about the programme or contact Erin Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org , Hamish Gow email@example.com and Emma Boase firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the program.
Volunteer to host an Open Farm Day
The first nationwide, Open Farms day event is on 1 March 2020. Open Farms is looking for 100 farms around the country to host an open farm day for urban Kiwis. Participation is open to farmers from all sectors – sheep and beef, dairy, horticulture and arable etc.
This is an opportunity for Kiwi farmers to proudly tell their story, in their own way, directly to our urban customers and cousins and not filtered through the media. To see what is required to host and sign up visit www.openfarms.co.nz.