Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Growth | Confidence | Networking | Knowledge | Critical Thinking

The Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme has a long and proud 39 year history of developing leaders for the rural and agri food sector with some of the most successful farm innovators, industry, business and political leaders having completed the programme. All of them will endorse the programme’s impact on their business, career and leadership pathway decisions with many contributing to the programme as presenters.

While we have a strong history, we are a dynamic and evolving programme with content and format reviewed after each course to meet changing industry and participant needs and feedback. The residential format of the programme creates cohort networks and friendships across the country and industry sectors through the mix of farmers/growers/producers with agri business professionals.


Our programme goals are to develop individuals who have

  • Passion and motivation to be leaders of change - in their industry, community or business
  • Self-knowledge and self-awareness; understand their strengths and how you can maximise these with leading others
  • Critical thinking and analysis approach – apply critical analysis to what they read, hear and promote
  • Design thinking application to problems – looking at problems and solutions in a different way.
  • Appreciation of different perspectives – understanding of different challenges faced behind and in front of the farm gate
  • Industry wide networks and friendships – developed through course and leaders introduced
  • Understanding of political advocacy - how to influence decision making
  • Agri food industry knowledge growth –  across sector understanding & appreciation of similarities and differences