Media Release- ABIF ANZ Rural Leaders Scholarship

 Media Release

Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) seeking applicants for the ANZ and ABIF Rural Leadership Scholarship

ABIF is calling for applications from those interested in pursuing leadership positions in the beef industry to apply for the ANZ/ ABIF Rural Leadership Scholarship to attend the 2014 Kellogg Rural Leaders Program at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lincoln University Agriculture faculty is world renowned for the scope of its activities. Many Australians now in industry leadership positions achieved their tertiary training at Lincoln, including those who have attended the Leaders Program.

ABIF is very fortunate to have partnered with the ANZ Bank to make this Trans Tasman scholarship available to young Australians who are keen to enhance their leadership qualifications and bring this training to bear in productive careers in Australian Agriculture, particularly in the Australian beef industry.

Full details of the scholarship are available in the accompanying advertisement and on the ABIF website at

ABIF Chairman John Gunthorpe said “There are many members of the Lincoln Alumni now in leadership positions in agriculture and agribusiness in Australia, and this scholarship represents an outstanding opportunity for someone to join this cohort of contributors to a major component of the Australian national economy”.

The recipient of this scholarship will be the second Australian to attend the prestigious Kellogg Rural Leaders Program at Lincoln University. Mary Johnson is the 2013 Kellogg Rural Leader Scholar and returns to Lincoln University later this year to complete the programme.

Applications for this scholarship close on Friday 11th October. Further information is available from

Contact: John Gunthorpe, Chairman ABIF Scholarship Committee

E: T: 0400 403 456


13th September 2013