National Farmers' Federation


The NFF runs a number of leadership initiatives all aimed at developing the next group of inspirational agricultural leaders. 

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Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit brings together aspiring leaders and policy makers in agriculture. Gathering in Canberra, future ag leaders hear from government and industry representatives about the policy landscape.

Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Leaders Program

Grow your leadership skills and help your community navigate the complex challenges of drought and climate change.

The Future Drought Resilience Leaders Program is a suite of personal and professional development opportunities designed to equip people working in or with rural, regional and remote communities with skills to lead their communities into the future.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and facilitated by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, each program takes an innovative approach to building transformational leadership skills through collaborative learning and mentoring.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program

The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program (DiALP) mentoring opportunity is designed for aspiring female leaders, 25 years and over, with a passion for agriculture.

The Program matches successful applicants with a mentor and the mentorship runs from June 2022 to October/November 2022. With their mentor, each mentee establishes leadership goals, outlines steps to achieving these goals and puts, in place steps to measure progress towards these goals.

The Program is supported by leading agriculture-focussed organisations who have joined with the NFF, in committing to make meaningful change towards gender diversity within the leadership ranks of their industry.

To learn more about the program, click here.


NFF and the Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (The Trust) recently joined forces to provide an exciting opportunity for two aspiring agricultural leaders. 

Over 100 Fellowships are awarded each year, however in 2020 two recipients interested in agriculture will also receive additional mentoring, networking and development opportunities from the NFF as a result of this exciting collaboration.

The selected Fellows will be supported by an industry mentor to refine their project concept, and gain the opportunity to share their findings at key industry leadership events.

For more information, click here.