Formal training is very useful for growing your leadership skills. Here are some industry organisations that offer leadership development.
FMG Young Farmer of the Year is New Zealand’s Ultimate Rural Challenge inspiring excellence, showcasing innovation and growing human capabilities. The FMG Young Farmer of the Year sets a benchmark of excellence for young people in the agricultural industry to achieve and aspire to. It is also an opportunity for agriculture to celebrate and reward its achievers and to showcase itself to the wider community.
The FMG Young Farmer of the Year portrays New Zealand agriculture as a professional, credible industry that provides a wealth of career opportunities and remains the cornerstone of the nation’s economy. It is a way to educate people about agriculture and to make rural life accessible for all - for many city people the one hour live televised show is one of their few rural experiences during the year.
The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs.
Through residential workshops, seminars and personal study over an 11-month period, up to twenty-four men and women who live and work in rural New Zealand meet to:
Website: Kellogg Rural Leaders
Each year up to three scholarships are awarded by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust; these are New Zealand's most valuable and prestigious farming awards.
The award offers the opportunity for overseas travel, study of the latest developments in a number of leading agricultural countries, and provides an entrée to leaders and decision makers not accessible to the ordinary traveller.
In addition, the New Zealand Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust provides a network for information through newsletters, the website and conferences between former scholars to keep them up to date with Trust developments.
Website: Nuffield New Zealand