$5 mil­lion to foster farm lead­ers

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE Aus­tralian sug­ar­cane in­dus­try is set to ben­e­fit from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s $5 mil­lion Lead­er­ship in Agri­cul­tural In­dus­tries Fund.

As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture Sen­a­tor Anne Rus­ton said Aus­tralian Cane Farm­ers As­so­ci­a­tion Lim­ited and Cane­grow­ers would each re­ceive $50,000 from the fund to sup­port the devel­op­ment of in­dus­try lead­ers into the fu­ture.

“The Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment be­lieves in and sup­ports agri­cul­ture as one of the pow­er­houses driv­ing the Aus­tralian econ­omy. This fund is in­vest­ing in the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers in the sug­ar­cane in­dus­try to help drive fu­ture growth,” Ms Rus­ton said.

“Through the Lead­er­ship in Agri­cul­tural In­dus­tries Fund, these or­gan­i­sa­tions will each re­ceive $50,000 to send cane­grower rep­re­sen­ta­tives on lead­er­ship cour­ses run by the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Com­pany Di­rec­tors and/or the Aus­tralian Ru­ral Lead­er­ship Foun­da­tion.

“Un­der­tak­ing tar­geted train­ing through these highly re­garded providers will as­sist these or­gan­i­sa­tions in the devel­op­ment of their lead­er­ship ca­pa­bil­ity and ca­pac­ity.”

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is in­vest­ing in the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers in the sug­ar­cane in­dus­try... — Anne Rus­ton

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