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


AGMARDT's next Closing Date for Applications is 9 May 2017

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


Leaders Wanted - Nominations are open for the Emerging Primary Industries Leaders Scholarship

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), AGMARDT (The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust) and Te Hono are calling for nominees for the Emerging Primary Industries Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship recipient will attend the 2017 Te Hono Stanford Bootcamp in Palo Alto, California. Nominations close 21 April 2017.  Please go to this link for more information. 


Kellogg Alumni Summit - 18 May 2017

This inaugural Summit will provide the vehicle to reconnect the alumni but also to add an opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate personal leadership outcomes.  Please go to for more information.  


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.


Our latest Annual Report is available to view

Please go this link to view our latest Annual Report.


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.



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