Sarah von Dadelszen
"My first introduction to AGMARDT was in 2006 being the recipient of a FAME scholarship. This challenged and motivated me. It is a privilege to be part of this on-going decision making process for the growth of New Zealand agriculture." – Sarah von Dadelszen


Applications for AGMARDT Leadership Scholarships Now Open

10 September 2019

Applications for five leadership scholarships through the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) are now open.

Each year AGMARDT awards up to $15,000 per scholarship to individuals committed to a personal development plan leading to future leadership roles within the primary sector.

AGMARDT's General Manager Malcolm Nitschke says since 2016, AGMARDT has awarded the leadership scholarship to 23 professionals so they can grow their management, leadership and/or governance skills.

"The success of New Zealand agribusiness is driven by talented and inspired leadership. Our ability to ensure a sustainable sector for generations to come relies on attracting, supporting and developing those leaders now."

"We are offering up to $15,000 for each scholar so they can participate in governance training, business or management programmes, either here or overseas, and achieve their potential through a comprehensive personalised development plan" says Mr Nitschke.

"We are looking for passionate, forward-thinking people who have an interest in the agriculture, horticulture or forestry sector and are preferably nominated by their business, industry organisations or groups and who are committed to their own personal development."

Application forms are online at

Applications for the five scholarships close on 30 September 2019

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