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The NFF has several leadership programs. Complete the form below to register your interest and stay up to date with the latest program offerings here.
The National Agricultural Leadership Program (NALP) is an annual leadership program for young and emerging leaders in agriculture. It builds your leadership skills and provides direct experience in policy development, advocacy, governance and communications and media.
The NALP has four components:
Each of these are designed to complement one another and give you interesting and engagement experiences in what the NFF does in agricultural advocacy. At the end of the NALP you are well placed to use your skills in agriculture, advocacy organisations and your local communities.
The Young Farmers’ Council is a new initiative to increase youth engagement with the NFF. The Council gives young producers an opportunity to contribute to NFF policy and share ideas and activities to engage more young people in policy and advocacy.
The Council provides an opportunity for members to:
Council members also have the opportunity to work with Telstra to promote digital adoption and innovation within Australian agriculture
The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program (DiALP) is the flagship program of the National Farmers’ Federation. As part of the NFF’s 2030 Roadmap for agriculture to be a $100 billion industry, the NFF has a goal to double the number of women in agriculture’s management roles by 2030. The program is designed to support this goal and increase the representation of women in leadership ranks of Australian agriculture.
The program offers unique experiences to increase women’s leadership knowledge and capability and opportunities to build networks within industry. The program is a mentoring opportunity, open to women with a connection to the sector and are passionate about being a part of the future of agriculture.
To learn more about the program, click here.
The Australia-China Agricultural Youth Program is a five-day farm tour that is full of unforgettable experiences. The tour will take you from paddock-to-port and show you multiple farms to give you the full story on Australian agriculture. You’ll get to experience hands-on activities on farm, meet producers and exporters, and build connections with other like-minded students along the way. Not only will you learn about Australian agriculture, but you’ll be able to experience the iconic sights of Australia, taste local produce and immerse yourself in rural life!
The Australia-China Agriculture Youth Tour will run twice over the next 12 months.
For more information contact the Leadership Projects Coordinator, Kristy Barber.
The next tour will be held between 17 April 2023 – 21 April 2023 in New South Wales.
If you’re a Chinese international student currently studying in Australia or an Australian domestic student, we encourage you to apply for the Australia-China Agriculture Youth Program.
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.