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Develop skills. Lead change.

GrainGrowers’ Australian Grain Leaders Program (AGLP) is a bespoke year-long leadership program that offers professional development training to young emerging industry leaders.

The program equips participants with the skills to build and lead a more profitable and sustainable industry for Australian growers.

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The AGLP is a highly customised program tailored to the needs of individual participants. It will include the following:

  • Three face to face group workshops
  • Field visits
  • Attendance at Innovation Generation conference
  • Links to GrainGrowers team,Board and National Policy Group
  • Approximately four one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Media training
  • Program-only Facebook group to engage with topics of relevance
  • One to two hours a week on individual tasks/projects
  • Integration within grains industry events
  • Introductions to resources and personnel of relevance to individual projects
  • Links to established graduate base

A key component of the program sees participants complete a project focusing on a challenge that grain farmers face under GrainGrowers’ six priority themes: trade and market access; grain freight and supply chains; workforce; biosecurity; carbon and climate; and farm inputs.

A key focus of this program is each participant's ability to apply their new knowledge and skill via their individual leadership project based on real enterprise or industry issues.

Meet the 2024 AGLP Cohort

The AGLP is an ideal opportunity for young people who want to embrace the challenge of leading and driving change both on a personal and professional level in the grains industry.

AGLP is best suited to those who are:

  • Currently a grain grower or involved actively in the grains industry;
  • Keen to enhance their grains industry leadership;
  • Want to develop personal and professional skills, networks, and leadership knowledge;
  • Between 21 and 35 years;
  • An Australian citizen.

The full program cost is covered by GrainGrowers.

GrainGrowers will ensure that our programs continue to incorporate every member's perspective and experience. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status. GrainGrowers is committed to providing accommodations to all individuals in the application process and while participating in our development programs, including a carer stipend where applicable.

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