NZ Rural Leadership Trust 3 years
Organisation: The New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust
Grant Number: L17013
Grant Amount: $345,000
Grant Type: Capability Development Grants
AGMARDT have provided NZ Rural Leadership Trust with advice and financial support for the establishment and brand development of the New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust (“Rural Leaders”) and the brand refresh of its flagship programmes – the Nuffield Scholarships and Kellogg Rural Leadership Programmes.
As a result of setting up as a Charitable Trust in June 2017, the administration services transferred from Lincoln University to Rural Leaders own IT, financial and administration systems retaining an office base on the Lincoln campus.
The new organisation brand and concept of leading from the middle provided the umbrella for brand consistency with the two programmes but retaining essential components of each brand through visuals. A new central website was developed and launched drawing on the branding but maintaining two ‘shop fronts’ for marketing.
‘Leading from the middle’ is about authenticity & leading through action while inspiring others to step up.
Nuffield Scholarship Programme
- Global focus and experiential
- 5 Scholarships per year
- 12 month programme
- 18 weeks overseas travel
Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme
- National focus & multi sector
- 2 intakes per year
- 24 participants per course
- 17 days over 6 months
“AGMARDTs’ support provided the security to invest in the structure & branding and the platform to take the organisation & its programmes to the next level and continue to deliver leaders for the food & fibre industry and the rural sector” Anne Hindson, General Manager, New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust
We are grateful for the assistance the AGMARDT Grant provided. It has allowed Freshco to direct sales and manage our own destinies in each market enabling us to extract more value from the supply chain to the consumer.
John Mangan / Director, Freshco
AGMARDT supports and enables. Projects and people benefit from funding; New Zealand benefits from development of ideas, technologies, approaches and leadership. In particular, the trust facilitates information dissemination: AGMARDT is the catalyst for ripples that spread through the primary sector.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth /
AGMARDT's support of Texus in the above process tangibly accelerated the development of the above essential activities and testing of market entry strategy, while also exposing Texus management to cutting-edge thought leadership around market shaping and the levers that can be applied to scope and facilitate such shaping.
Nick Davenport / CEO, Texus Fibre Industry Leader Scholarship Winner
The support from AGMARDT has enabled us to gain greater insights into farmer behaviour across all sectors and which will assist accelerated uptake of the livestock exchange and enhance market opportunities for all farmers.
Jason Roebuck / Managing Director, Stock-X Limited