Seeking Young Leaders

Applications are closing soon for the 2018 Australian Grain Leaders Program, a highly successful decade old program that has been run by GrainGrowers to support the development of emerging grain industry leaders.

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Luke Bradley, a grain farmer at Springsure, Queensland, graduated from the program last year.

During the 12 month program, Luke investigated farming systems groups and commenced discussions with farmers from across industries to look at the development of a farming systems group in central Queensland.

He has committed to progressing his own leadership in the grains industry and was named a 2017 Nuffield scholar.

This year Luke has travelled to some of the world’s best farming enterprises with the aim of reigniting Australian leadership in precision agriculture.

CEO, Dr Michael Southan says that for the first time , GrainGrowers is offering the 2018 program to the full grains industry, not just exclusively to farmers.

“We have widened the intake for next year’s program with the intention of attracting a mix of farmers, executives and workers from across all sectors of the industry to build greater rapport and understanding of how the industry’s different sectors can work cooperatively together to build stronger outcomes for all,” he said.

The 2018 AGLP is open for up to 10 emerging leaders in the grains industry and is best suited to people committed to the future of the Australian grains industry, who are:
o Aged between 21 and 40 years and Australian citizens
o Actively involved in the grain industry or planning to take up grain production
o Keen to enhance their grains industry leadership, and
o Keen to develop personal and professional leadership knowledge and skills.
AGLP has been developed by GrainGrowers in association with RuralScope, a leading provider of leadership programs, coaching and capability building solutions in Australia’s rural and agricultural sectors.

Further information on the program and nomination forms can be downloaded from the GrainGrowers website: Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 29 September 2017.

For more information please contact Events Coordinator Rebecca Wilde on 02 9286 2000 or email