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The program has been ‘COVID- proofed’ so that if face-to-face sessions resume, they will, but can also be delivered in a virtual environment, enabling growers to take part no matter what.

“Over 120 graduates have completed the year-long program and acquired skills that helped develop them as leaders prepared for the future,” says Kaitlin Leonard, GrainGrowers General Manager, Grower & Industry Development.

“The program is a great opportunity for people who often work in remote areas to develop a professional support network and build on practical ideas for innovation.”

Now in its 15th year, AGLP alumni feature prominently in grains industry leadership positions, including Chair of AgForce Grains Board Brendan Taylor and current GrainGrowers Chairman Brett Hosking.

Current 2021 AGLP participant James Venning is a grower in South Australia and an active member of his local farming systems group.

“My AGLP experience has occurred while COVID restrictions are in place. The program has been developed so well that even when largely delivered online, I feel I’m investing strongly in my career,” says James.

AGLP seeks to develop each participant’s unique leadership style and is based on an integrated model of leadership knowledge, skills development, enterprise and industry engagement, plus practical application. The full cost of the one-year program is covered by GrainGrowers.

Applications for AGLP 2022 open 7 July 2021 and more information can be found on

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