A new opportunity for organisations or industry to support the “next gen” of Australian agriculture

22.01.20

In partnership with a range of industry sponsors, the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship is calling for organisations to support the “next gen” of leaders, game changers and influencers in Australian agriculture.

We already partner with a range of industry sponsors to help grow and support the next generation of leaders and now we’re looking for organisations to get involved, share their experiences and sponsor individuals through their final two years of university.

AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Communications & Capacity Building, Belinda Allitt said it’s important to focus on the next generation of leaders and to do this well we’re expanding our network to organisations who are committed to developing young people in agriculture.

“The AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship attracts students who are collaborative, dynamic, and passionate with the capability to be future leaders of our industries,” said Ms Allitt.

“We want to match our Horizon scholars with organisations who see the world in the same way and who want to make a difference to their communities.”

Ms Allitt said the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship had the potential to be an in-house graduate program for organisations who may not have formal graduate programs yet they are looking for potential employees who really understand their business.

“This is a great opportunity for any organisation who is committed to Australian agriculture by training, mentoring and supporting a young person through the final two years of their degree.”

The current sponsors of the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are: Australian Eggs, Australian Wool and Innovation, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Dairy Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited, McCaughey Memorial Institute, Meat & Livestock Australia and AgriFutures Australia (Rice and Chicken Meat research programs).

Along with the bursary, scholars complete annual industry placements and a week-long capacity building workshop, which helps them to further develop their presentation, design thinking and collaborative skills. Throughout their time in the program, scholars are exposed to a range of professional contacts and networks, including opportunities to attend industry events, gaining vital knowledge and insights into a range of rural industries.

Applications have closed and we have a list of the brightest young minds in agriculture. If you are looking for future employees and are passionate about capacity building talent, we want to hear from you.

If you’re interested in finding out about how you can be involved, please contact Brooke Croft, Manager, People and Leadership at brooke.croft@agrifutures.com.au

More information can be found about the program at: https://www.agrifutures.com/people-leadership/horizon-scholarship/

Meet our 2019 current cohort at: https: www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/horizon-scholarship/scholars/2019-scholars/

 

Media Enquiries:

Brooke Croft, Manager, People and Leadership at Brooke.Croft@agrifutures.com.au