[7 September/AGMARDT]

Applications opened for five leadership scholarships through the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT). It awards $15,000 per scholarship every year to those committed to future leadership roles within the primary sector. Its general manager, Malcolm Nitschke, said it had awarded the scholarship to 18 professionals since 2016 to assist them in developing their management, leadership, and governance skills. He added the success of New Zealand agribusiness was driven by talented and inspired leadership. He wanted to attract, support and develop those future leaders to preserve the success of the industry. They were looking for passionate, forward thinking people who had an interest in the agriculture, horticulture of forestry sector. Applications close on 28 September. Applications can be made at www.agmardt.org.nz.