Nurturing management skills and personal confidence
In today’s world one of the biggest challenges we face in Agriculture is succession and how we help people to develop their skill sets and confidence so they can take on the new challenges.
IFMA is based on sharing the many similarities of agricultural management and solutions from around the world. Regardless of nationality or operational scale, there is tremendous opportunity to develop management skills and personal confidence in this environment.
With this in mind we have established the ‘IFMA Professional Development Fund’ that will make grants to individuals so that they can attend, experience, learn and make contributions to the IFMA Congresses around the world.
There are 5 main geographical areas that have historically been strong supporters of IFMA. We have therefore appointed 5 interim trustees from IFMA Council to represent Africa, Australasia, Europe, North America, and South America. Additionally, the IFMA Honorary Secretary will act as fund administrator.
Collectively they have agreed the award criteria and application process that will be used for the IFMA 24 awards. Trustees will formally be appointed at the next AGM in Saskatoon.
Applications to apply for a grant to attend the next IFMA Congress that is being held in Saskatoon in Canada between the 7th and 13th July 2024 are now open.
Applications are now open with a closing date of the 15th February 2024 and the recipients of awards will be informed in March 2024