Scholarships for cane growers

Scholarships for cane growers

CANEGROWERS has six scholarships available to growers wanting to help build a strong and sustainable sugarcane farming future.

The scholarships are for programs run by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF). They are being made available with assistance from the Federal Government's Agricultural Industries Fund which supports national agricultural industry organisations to develop leadership capability.

CANEGROWERS CEO Dan Galligan said the programs aim to develop courageous and influential grower leaders for the sugarcane industry.

“These scholarships are an important investment in one of our industry’s most valuable resources – the men and women of Australia’s sugarcane industry,” Mr Galligan said.

Three scholarships were available for the Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) program.

“The TRAIL program is a fantastic opportunity for our emerging rural leaders who want to increase their leadership knowledge, meet new role models and develop a supportive network,” Mr Galligan said.

Three scholarships are available for The Agribusiness Leadership Program. This program is about developing personal and professional skills, a better understanding of sector challenges and collaborating with peers

“The Leadership Program can offer new pathways and opportunities for leaders to network and learn from their peers, and to develop their leadership, communication and negotiation skills,” Mr Galligan said.

“Both programs are fantastic opportunities for our next leaders to grow and learn, and then bring that knowledge and expertise back to their communities and local industries in order to build a stronger and more sustainable farming future for all of us.”

The scholarships are open to growers of all ages.

CANEGROWERS Bundaberg Director Kelvin Griffin has participated in an ARLF program.

He says the opportunities to share information across industry sectors and the networks he established with other leaders were invaluable.

“The TRAIL program is an opportunity for the emerging leaders and younger people in our industry to broaden their perspectives, learn from other industries and understand the importance of leadership for the future of our industry,” Mr Griffin said.