The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust, better known as<br>AGMARDT, invests millions each year aimed at exploring market opportunities, encouraging<br>innovative ideas, and development future leaders within the agribusiness sectors Support businesses and industry groups to gain a deeper understanding of their markets to identify<br>and exploit potential opportunities as well as providing funding assistance to industry groups and businesses<br>for international keynote speakers and experts to come to New Zealand to speak at conferences and forums Encourage and support industry sectors and businesses<br>to develop and implement innovative solutions to assist with<br>transformational change within agribusiness value chains Support initiatives that develop future leaders<br>and improve the leadership and governance skills<br>of individuals involved in agribusiness Building research capabilities within New Zealand's science<br>community, in new and expanding areas of research within<br>the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors Applications are now open for the AGMARDT In-Market Immersion Grants.<br>Give your young star performers the experience of living and working in your market and they’ll bring<br>invaluable knowledge and skills back to your business. Apply now.


                      News & Upcoming Events

Our latest Annual Report is just out!

Please go this link to view our latest Annual Report.


AGMARDT's next Closing Date for Applications is 27 March 2017

The 2017 Applications Closing Dates and Board Meeting Dates are now available.


Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme 2017 - Applications close Monday 20 March 2017

If you want to have a strong platform for future leadership roles on farm, in management or governance, the Kellogg Leadership Programme is the one for you.  Please go to for more information. 


AGMARDT Postdoctural Fellowships 2017

We appointed two Postdoctural Fellowships starting this year, one from AgResearch and the other from Lincoln University. Congratualations to the successful fellows and supervisors.


FMG NZ Young Farmer of the Year 2017 Regional Competitions - happening now!

Good luck to all contestants in the NZ Young Farmer of the Year 2017 Regional Competitions which kick off on the 18 Feb in Roxburgh.  To find out more please go to FMG NZ Young Farmer of the Year website.


AGMARDT and Kiwigarden on TVOne Rural Delivery

Kiwigarden's Taine & Jo Randell talk about their healthy children's snack food company Kiwigarden and the contribution AGMARDT made to their success.  Please go to this link to watch this.


Scholarship Winners Announced

Please see the media release for our latest AGMARDT scholarship winners.



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