The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is proud to announce its support for the National Farmers Federation’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, joining many of Australia’s leading business, advocacy and government agencies as committed program partners.

In its fourth year, the DiALP is a mentoring opportunity for women who want to play a leading role in shaping the future of agriculture and regional Australia.

Graduates of the Program have gone on to hold industry board positions and continue to be changemakers within their sectors and communities.

CRCNA CEO Jed Matz said the CRCNA is committed to ensuring female and male voices are heard equally within agriculture.

“On this International Women’s Day, I encourage all women interested in learning more about leadership and committed to their professional development to apply for this award.

“I would especially encourage women living and working in Northern Australia to consider applying,” he said.

About the Program

The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program is open to women over 25 years of age who have a connection with agriculture and can demonstrate a commitment to industry leadership.

Successful applicants are matched with a mentor, whom they work with to identify their leadership goals. In addition, throughout the Program participants are provided access to a range of inspiring and accomplished leaders and come together with their fellow 2021 cohort twice in Canberra.

Applications are open from today, Monday 8 March 2021 until Monday 5 April 2021.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome during April.

Media enquiries

Laureta Wallace – National Farmers Federation 0408 448 250 |

Carla Keith – CRCNA Communications Manager 0499 330 051