People & Leadership

AgriFutures Australia invests in people.

We know that skilled leadership is one of the most crucial elements in the health and prosperity of any rural industry. That’s why we continue to invest in leadership, capacity building and skills development programs including the Rural Women’s Award and Horizon Scholarship programs.

Our goal is to support the people driving the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and regional communities by providing them with learning opportunities and experiences.

To build prosperous and sustainable rural industries, we need rural leaders with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about the future of their enterprises and industries.

We believe that human capacity to drive improvements in competitiveness through the adoption of R&D outcomes and innovation is just as important as the research itself.

While new technologies, systems, processes and business models are important, people are the critical element in ensuring the growth of Australian rural industries. As such, AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting rural people through continued investment in leadership, capacity and skills development programs.

Our priorities are:

  • Attracting capable people into careers in agriculture.
  • Building the capability of future rural leaders.

Related Publications

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A Framework for Evaluating Leadership and Capacity Investment by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

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Australia\'s Rural Women - Revealed, recognised, respected

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Evaluating Empowerment: the human element of capacity building

20.01.05

Australian Values - Rural Policies: Symposium proceedings