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Enuff August 2020

Welcome to the August Enuff!

In this edition, you’ll find an update on the revised programme and national travel plans for our Nuffield 2020 Scholars since the COVID lockdowns.

Also included are links to the 2018 Nuffield Scholar presentations, now available in video and podcast. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to the Scholars research findings and insights – you won’t be disappointed!

Click on the links below for all Nuffield updates:

As we’re sure you already know, Rural Leaders also deliver the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme. If you’re interested in keeping up with what’s happening with our Kellogg Programme and Alumni click here.

If you have any questions about the Nuffield programme please contact us at programmes@ruralleaders.co.nz.

The Team at Rural Leaders

Nuffield 2020 Scholar programme update

Following the COVID-19 lockdowns this year and restrictions on international and national travel, we have had to continually adapt the 2020 Scholarship Programme.

Travel for our scholars (for their national focus programme) has been deferred. The 2020 Scholars will now join with the 2021 scholar cohort in February/March next year to embark on a road trip around New Zealand to assist with their Nuffield research.

For the remainder of this year the 2020 Scholars’ focus will be on conducting a survey on the sector impacts of COVID-19. Scholars will be supported with a monthly zoom session with selected speakers.

This will be followed by a Scholar retreat in October 2020 to spend time going through reflective practice and also taking in some strategic organisations.

Lastly, they will present their findings in November at the Nuffield 2021 Awards in Wellington.

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Nuffield 2021 – selection is underway

Applications for the Nuffield 2021 Scholarships are now closed.

We were pleased to have received 20 applications from a very strong pool of candidates.

Selections for the 2021 Scholarships are now underway. Successful candidates for a 2021 scholarship will be announced at the Nuffield Awards Ceremony in Wellington, in early November.

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2018 Scholar presentations

In mid-August we released the 2018 Nuffield Scholar presentations and panel discussions.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to catch up on the presentations you can get access to them here on the Rural Leaders website in both video and podcast formats.

This series includes the following presentations and panel discussions:

Scholar presentations:

Panel discussions:

  • Panel Discussion 1 – Scholars Simon Cook, Andy Elliot, Solis Norton discuss their research insights
  • Panel Discussion 2 – Scholars Kate Scott, Turi McFarlane discuss their research insights
  • Panel Discussion 3 – 2018 Scholars : Opportunities within New Zealand food & fibre sector in a post covid world

A big thanks to Rebecca Hyde, 2017 Nuffield Scholar for facilitating the presentations and panel sessions with the 2018 Scholars.

Nuffield obituaries

John Kneebone, 1966 Nuffield Scholar passed away recently, our thoughts are with his wife Kay and his family.

John was based in Waikato and was instrumental in helping set up the National Fieldays in the format that we know today.

Our partners…

We are pleased to acknowledge LIC as Rural Leader’s new Programme Partner and the re-signing of a three year agreement with our supporting partner GlobalHQ.

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Hamish Murray : Lessons for farm teams in study

Nuffield Scholar Hamish Murray’s work on the changing nature of farm work highlights how even that bastion of stalwart farming types needs to change to remain a relevant, exciting and desirable place to work for a new generation.

Read the full article sourced from Farmers Weekly (18 June 2020) here.

Click here to listen to Hamish’s interview on Sarah’s Country. 

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2021 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship Applications

Applications close 23 August 2020

Are you an NZ Farmer/grower or Agribusiness Professional looking to broaden your horizons, grow your networks and gain some global experience in the agri sector?

Click here to find out how you can do that through the Nuffield Scholarship Programme.

Apply now for a 2021 Scholarship.

Corrigan Sowman : All Black thinking tackles stress

Nuffield Scholar Corrigan Sowman believes an All Black approach to thinking will build more resilience in farmers.

Farmers are under increasing pressure as changes in society, technology and climate leave them questioning their role as producers of food. The challenges are making the right decisions for their wellbeing and producing food modern consumers demand. 

Corrigan Sowman has found some of the best lessons for thriving in this new environment can be found with the All Blacks.

Read the full article sourced from Farmers Weekly (3 June 2020) here.

Tune in to Corrigan’s live interview on Sarah’s Country (4 June 2020).

OPEN NOW!
2021 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarship Applications

Applications close 23 August 2020

Are you an NZ Farmer/grower or Agribusiness Professional looking to broaden your horizons, grow your networks and gain some global experience in the agri sector?

Click here to find out how you can do that through the Nuffield Scholarship Programme.

Apply now for a 2021 Scholarship.

2021 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarships : Applications Open.

2021 Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarships

Rural Leaders are very pleased to offer up to five $40,000 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarships for our 2021 Scholar intake.

Who is the Scholarship for?

The Nuffield Scholarship is for NZ farmers, growers and agri professionals who are engaged, motivated and committed to improve and innovate while solving old and emerging problems in the Agri sector.

What does a Nuffield  Scholarship offer?

Scholars who are successful in their application will have the opportunity to experience:

  • 16 weeks global travel to enhance their global agri-food understanding and networks. (Global travel may be adapted to as a result of COVID19).
  • Develop global insights and produce an industry focused report that will add value to their business and New Zealand’s agri-sector.
  • Present and lead industry and alumni discussion and debate on report findings and recommendations to encourage and create change.
  • Become a member of the Nuffield NZ & International Alumni to develop the skills and knowledge to promote, support and innovate industry, business and regional developments.

If you’re looking to expand your horizons, grow your networks and gain global insights and experience in the Agri Sector –  click below to find out more about a Nuffield Scholarship.

2021 Nuffield Applications close 23 August 2020

Enquiries: nuffield@ruralleaders.co.nz

Nuffield Scholar Testimonials

Thinking about doing a Nuffield? 

Click here to find out what our Nuffield Scholars have to say about their life changing Nuffield experiences.

Rebecca Hyde: REX Interview, what’s next for 2021 Nuffield Programme?

Rebecca Hyde, NZ Rural Leaders Trustee and 2017 Nuffield Scholar joined Hamish McKay and Richard Loe on Rural Exchange (Sunday 14 June) to talk about what’s next for the 2020 Nuffield Scholarship Programme post the COVID19 global travel restrictions.

OPEN NOW!
2021 Nuffield NZ Farming Scholarships Applications 

Are you an NZ Farmer/grower or Agribusiness Professional looking to broaden your horizons, grow your networks and gain some global experience in the agri sector?

Click here to find out how you can do that through the Nuffield Scholarship Programme. 

Apply now for a 2021 Scholarship.

Bio-ethics can help tough choices – Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock, 2019 Nuffield Scholar joined Sarah Perriam recently to talk about his scholar report ‘Rural Leadership taming the wicked problems‘ and how to grow the toolbox to foster society’s trust.

Click here to listen to the full podcast on Sarah’s Country – 20th May.

Ben also spoke with Richard Rennie from Farmers Weekly (28th May) and said ‘Bio-ethics can play a role beyond medical dilemmas in helping agriculture resolve its wicked problems.’

Read the full Farmers Weekly article here.

News from Rural Leaders

Rural Leaders welcomes new CEO – Chris Parsons

 

We are pleased to announce that Chris Parsons joined us on Monday, 4th May as our new CEO. Chris was recently interviewed by Rural News and would like to convey the following message:

“To all of you on the journey to develop your leadership, well done! It is a transformative journey. The learnings you absorb over your scholarship will have life long impact, not only improving the quality of your connections with others but also in multiplying your ability for positive impact. Leadership is a life-long journey and I look forward to being one of your support crew for the road ahead. “

Read the full interview at Rural news here

At the end of April we farewelled Anne Hindson who has led Rural Leaders from its inception. Her early pioneering work with Patrick Aldwell and Richard Green and Tony Zwart has been critical to the coordination of the iconic Nuffield and Kellogg Leaders programmes and their continual modernisation to ensure that modern scholars get world class leadership development.

We were sad to see Anne go, but grateful for her vision and commitment to the primary sector and Rural Leaders over the last six years. 

Rural Leader’s Board appoints new Trustee – Kate Scott

 

At our recent AGM the Rural Leaders Board welcomed Kate Scott (2018 Nuffield Scholar) as a new Trustee, who replaced James Parsons. The Board will also be seeking to elect a new Independent appointed Trustee, following the recent resignation of Louise Webster.

Mat Hocken on working smarter

Mat Hocken, 2017 Nuffield NZ Scholar and Chairman of the Rural Innovation Lab recently featured on Sarah’s Country along with his wife Jana.

They talked to Sarah about the concept behind their venture the Rural Innovation Lab and how to work smarter, not harder. 

Nadine Porter in Wales

Nadine is a 2017 Nuffield NZ Scholar and in recent years has been living in Wales.

Earlier this year, she was appointed to the Welsh Red Meat Promotion Board (Hybu Cig Cymru) for a period of three years.

“This position allows me to advance my views on the need for global messaging around red meat with the main players, in the face of a complex and rapidly changing environment”

Nadine Porter