As a member of New Zealand Young Farmers, you will be exposed to numerous leadership opportunities, both directly with the organisation and through the contacts you'll make.

There are great leadership and personal development opportunities within NZYF. Our members run professional meetings and have the ability to become a chair, vice-chair, secretary or treasurer of their Club. This can then progress on to holding positions at District, Regional or even National level as a member of the NZYF Board.

Members also gain organisational skills from running various activities and events that reflect their interests and widen their career skills as they develop and grow in their chosen profession. They also gain a social awareness by raising money for their Club or charities within their community and the country. 

 Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme


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: 
     - develop solid leadership skills 
     - learn how political, cultural, social, economic and physical forces impact on New Zealand agribusiness; and 
     - establish networks with leaders from New Zealand and beyond.

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Royal Agriculture Society - Rural Ambassador Award 

Entries now CLOSED

 Supporting Sponsors:

Upper Clutha A&P Society, Otago Taieri A&P Society and Helensville A&P Association

2019/20 Ambassador – Marie Timperley

Regional Winner: $500 cash
National Winner: $2000 cash
Australasian Title Winner: $15000 educational travel prize plus from the NZ RAS $5000 cash
Costs to travel to Nationals and Australia are covered by the RAS


New Zealand Nuffield Farming Scholarships


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.

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Council


The Farmer Council is a farmer organisation funded by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to provide leadership at local, regional and national levels. Its mission is to improve the profitability and sustainability of the sheep and beef farming industry.

All sheep and/or beef farmers are considered members and collectively they are the Farmer Council. Regional Councillors are elected by farmer members to the Regional Councils (Northern North Island, Mid-North Island, Eastern North Island, Western North Island, Northern South Island, Central South Island and Southern South Island). Regional Chairs and Deputy Chairs are National Councillors on the National Executive Council.

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Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is New Zealand's leading independent rural advocacy organisation. 
The Federation advocates for farmers and the role of farming in the modern New Zealand economy. 
Consisting of 24 provinces and numerous associated branches, it is a democratic organisation that gives farmers a collective voice at both a national and provincial level. 
There are many leadership opportunities within Federated Farmers at all levels.

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