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Welcome to the last edition of The Rural Leader for 2020!
It’s been an amazing year, where many of us have faced hardship as we adapted to new ways of living and doing things.
As 2020 comes to a close and Christmas is right around the corner, the team at Rural Leaders wish you a wonderful Christmas break, filled with laughter, joy and happiness with your loved ones. We look forward to catching up with everyone again in the New Year.
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 with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the ‘Pāhautea’ podcast and listen to the 2019 and 2020 Nuffield research presentations and panel discussions as well.
Last week we officially announced the launch of our new podcast series Pāhautea: Ideas that Grow.
The first episode featured Mat Hocken, a 2017 Nuffield Scholar and dairy farmer from the Manawatū region.
In this episode Mat shared his experiences from his 2017 Nuffield journey and how he chose his research topic ‘Innovation in Agriculture’ which eventually led to the creation of the Rural Innovation Lab.
The idea behind the initiative was to create a trusted place where innovators can design, deliver and work with farmers and growers throughout the innovation process.
For the first time, the New Zealand Nuffield Scholars have worked together to deliver collective insights, following the disruption of COVID19 on the Nuffield 2020 Scholars travel plans.
While being confined to their NZ bubbles, our scholars have had conversations with food and fibre producing leaders about the impact of COVID-19 on the primary sector.
From these conversations Scholars have worked together to deliver four collective insights around supply chains, innovation, people and strategies.
Watch the 2020 Scholars deliver their insights at the 2021 Nuffield Awards Ceremony in November this year:
Thursday 27– Sunday 30 May 2021
Copthorne Solway Park, Masterton
Registrations open March 2021.
Further information to come.
Nuffield UK have worked hard to improve and develop their old website, and view this as an evolving project. Phase two of this project, taking place early next year, will include a new event booking system and amendments to the Scholar applications.
The Scholar Portal is the facility for Nuffield Scholars to login and view the Nuffield Alumni database, in the same way that was originally available on the Nuffield International website. It is now being hosted by the Nuffield UK website.
Scholars are now responsible for updating their own data. If you have any difficulty please contact Tamney Hoyle, the New Zealand Regional Database Manager at email@example.com.
Please note, this facility is for Nuffield Scholars only.
The Nuffield International Reports library has had a facelift and is now hosted within the Nuffield UK’s website. Browse through the extensive library of International Scholar reports, including those from Australia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, France, Canada, Ireland, USA and Brazil. Search more than 600 reports published since 2006 by keyword, author, country or year using the search bar and filters below.
This facility is open to all to access.
Applications for the Kellogg Tai Tokerau Programme close on 31st January 2020.
If you know someone from the Northland region who you think would be a great candidate for the programme, be sure to forward this link on to them and encourage them to apply before the application close date.
Click here for more information on the Kellogg Tai Tokerau Programme:
Course dates : 22 June – 25 November 2021
Don’t forget to share through your networks and encourage potential applicants who you think would be a great fit for a Kellogg to apply.
Applications close on 15 March 2021
Click here for more information on our 2021 course dates:
The Board of Trustees for the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust (responsible for governing the Nuffield Scholarships and Kellogg Rural Leadership Programmes) wish to appoint an Associate Trustee as a governance development opportunity.
This role is open to Nuffield and Kellogg Alumni.
Dairy farmer and 2002 Nuffield Scholar, Jim van der Poel was re-elected to DairyNZ’s board at its recent annual meeting in Ashburton.
Mr van der Poel has a three-year term as one of five farmer-elected directors and three board-appointed directors who contribute to DairyNZ’s strategy and priorities on behalf of dairy farmers.
Congratulations to two of our Kellogg Alumni – Siobhan O’Malley and Wayne Langford – who were the winners of the 2020 ‘Champion Award’ at the Primary Industries Awards on 23 November in Wellington.
Siobhan and Wayne were selected as winners of this category for their outstanding efforts as Founders of their National Charity ‘Meat the Need.’
Agmardt have announced the launch of the first AGMARDT Food & Fibres Aotearoa New Zealand Challenge, a new initiative designed to spur innovation.
Read more about the initiative on their website and share with your networks.
Rural Leaders are delighted to announce our new partnership with Whanganui and Partners to help grow regional leaders and entrepreneurial capital in Whanganui’s food and fibre sector.
To expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
We caught up with 2009 Nuffield Scholar Mandi McLeod, who was speaking to us from Pirongia, Waikato. Mandi is an agri-business consultant who specialises in …
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Mark your calendars and join the ILAC on their second virtual leadership event on January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
Note: US Eastern Time is 18 hours behind New Zealand.
Rural Leaders are updating our Scholar’s records to further develop the search functionality on our website. The aim of this work is to make it easier for people to search for Scholar Research Reports on our website and to keep up to date with any new innovations, ideas and work being undertaken within the primary sector by our Nuffield and Kellogg Alumni.
Please spare a few minutes to update your details below to let us know what you have been up to recently.