Since 2010, the Horizon Scholarship Program has been integral to developing the emerging leaders of Australian agriculture by taking the best and the brightest university students and offering a “money can’t buy” experience for personal development, growth, networking and new horizons.
A key component of the Horizon Scholarship Program has always been the annual four-day workshop, where all scholars come together. The aim of the workshop is to give the scholars the opportunity to connect with each other face to face, build crucial leadership and career-readiness skills, explore industry issues, and challenge their thinking.
The 2020 Horizon Workshop was set to take place in Albury, NSW from 13-17 July as part of the AgriFutures Stakeholder Summit. However, due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19 and the introduction of government restrictions on travel as well as gathering sizes, the workshop was cancelled.
In light of this, AgriFutures Australia has engaged the help of Bryce Ives, who has been facilitating the Horizon Workshop since 2010, to create a ‘virtual’ program for the scholars that will still give them the opportunity to connect with each other and industry, build crucial leadership skills, challenge their thinking and provide personal and professional growth.