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In this issue of The Rural Leader, catch up on our latest Rural Leaders Podcast, news from Rural Leaders and updates on our Nuffield and Kellogg Programmes.
Feel free to contact the team at Rural Leaders at email@example.com for enquiries regarding course dates or programme application dates.
This month’s podcast features Cam Henderson (2019 Nuffield Scholar) on the topic farm energy solutions.
Cam used his Nuffield research to explore links between agriculture and energy and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources including waste matter to supply national energy needs.
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.
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 Independent Trustee.
This role is voluntary and for a term of three years.
NZ Rural Leaders are seeking a new Marketing & Communications Manager. This role will be responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the marketing strategy to attract high quality applicants to our programmes, to grow our brand profiles and relationships with alumni, investing partners and industry partners.
This is a permanent role (30 – 35 hours per week) based in our Head Office at Lincoln University, with some flexibility to work from home.
For more information about this position please contact Lisa Rogers, Programme Manager on 021 139 6881.
We are starting to measure the entrepreneurial capital created by our scholars in this study.
We have had pleasing and interesting results from our first sample group of scholars in the ‘Mackenzie Study.’ The data gathered from recent Nuffield and Kellogg scholars indicated:
Our Nuffield 2020 and 2021 Scholars wrapped up their National Focus Programme three-week tour around New Zealand on the 14th March. The Scholars travelled from the Northland region and wrapped up their tour in Southland.
Scholars captured observations both inside and outside the food and fibre sector, they met senior leaders, farmers and growers while learning about a number of different industries, ranging from livestock and horticulture to wool growers.
They are now busy preparing their insights and observations which will be presented at the upcoming Nuffield Biennial in late May.
Registrations are now open for the Nuffield 2021 Biennial Conference – ‘Fast Changing Food Systems’.
Join us at the Nuffield event of the year, and learn how as a food producer you can help to shape the future of our fast changing food systems. Participate in the discussions and debate around consumerism, food, markets, land use, technology and global challenges. Enjoy connecting with your fellow Nuffielders.
Registrations are now open. Click here for more details on the Conference programme.
For conference enquiries please contact Desley Tucker on 027 429 6735.
We were pleased to see a large number of applicants for our 2021 courses, after applications closed earlier this month.
As we are experiencing a growing number of applicants for the programme we recommend that potential candidates apply for the 2022 courses sooner rather than later. With a maximum of 24 participants per course, we don’t want anyone to miss out next year!
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 for the 2022 Kellogg courses.
Kellogg 2022 Course Dates
Lincoln Course 1 – 25 January – 8 July 2022
Applications close: 14 November 2021
Lincoln Course 2 – 21 June – 2 December 2022
Applications close: 17 April 2022
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know about a price increase to our Kellogg Courses in 2022. The new course fee will be $6,495.00 (excl gst).
This fee adjustment – which is our first since 2014 – ensures that we continue delivering a state of the art course format, along with strong management and delivery of the six month programme.
Rural Leaders are registered with the NZTE business Capability Scheme, which means that some candidates may be eligible to receive funding assistance up to 50% of the Kellogg course fee.
Congratulations to Ben Allomes (2015 Nuffield Scholar) who was selected as one of seven Directors to the CoVE Board.
Cam Henderson (2019 Nuffield Scholar) and dairy farmer joins DairyNZ’s Board of Directors, as a new Associate Trustee.
Applications are currently being sought from farmers in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty area. They should be already demonstrating leadership capabilities, and looking for an opening into governance, whilst also helping Owl Farm achieve its goals.
Close date: Friday 30 April 2021.
As this is a dynamic area and often a high-trust situation with clients, we are looking for a team member who is comfortable with uncertainty, has a genuine passion for the sector with a strong set of values who is keen on helping us grow this area of KPMG’s business.
Those with both a technical and business background would enjoy the challenges the most and will be the most effective.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have a great opportunity for 7 “young” people to participate in shaping the future of our Food and Fibre Sector.
He Tātai Rangahua – The Food and Fibre Youth Network is a new initiative for primary sector youth to actively participate in a voice to raise industry issues and provide input into critical decisions related to the future of the sector.
The MPI are working with NZ Young Farmers to put in place a process to allow this to happen in a pan sector, formal way, and are also appointing a Council of 7 young people to govern the much wider reaching Food and Fibre Youth Network – He Tātai Rangahua.
Applications close 5pm Friday 9th April.
Dairy farmers at the Dairy Environment Leaders Forum in Wellington have heard first-hand what will be required of all New Zealanders in order to meet our climate change obligations.
Catch up on the latest podcasts from GroundHQ’s Knowledge Hub Podcast series.
In this March podcast episode Kate Scott (2018 Nuffield Scholar & Founder of Landpro & GroundHQ) talks to Andy Elliot (2018 Nuffield Scholar) and Jason Ross (CEO & Co-Founder of First Light) about connecting with our consumers.
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.