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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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 May 2020 to October 2020. 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.


2030 Leadership Program

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) runs the 2030 Leadership Program in conjunction with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF).

The Program aims to develop the participants’ leadership capabilities in critical thinking, persuasion and influence, negotiation, facilitation, and communication across a range of scenarios.

It also facilitates a deeper understanding of the shared leadership challenges and opportunities faced by Australian agriculture.

For more information on the Program and its 2020 opening dates, please contact

Kade Denton – Senior Project Officer / 02 6269 5666


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.