The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's

TRAIL: Emerging Leaders Program

This industry funded scholarship is proudly supported by The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)


ALFA, in conjunction with MLA, sponsors two feedlot industry professionals to attend the Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) Program each year.  One position is reserved for the winner of the ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award whilst the second position is by application.


TRAIL is a cross-sector, challenge-based leadership program set in Canberra and region, for Australia’s future emerging rural leaders.


The program takes diverse people from different occupations, communities and backgrounds and expands their leadership skills.


The program includes a challenging four-day outdoor leadership experience in the mountains outside of Canberra.


You will develop:

  • your strategic thinking

  • your ability to have successful conversations

  • an understanding of advocacy, influence and political processes

  • partnerships and collaborative relationships

For more information on the TRAIL Program visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's website here.


Applications Open​:  1 June 2019

Applications Close:  1 July 2019        

TRAIL Program: 

Program 1: 16-24 March 2020
Program 2: late 2020 (dates TBA)

  • Applicant must demonstrate they are an emerging rural leader

  • Applicant must demonstrate their desire to increase their leadership knowledge

  • Applicant must indicate how they intend to use their increased leadership knowledge for betterment of the feedlot industry and/or their employer


To register your interest in applying for the Industry sponsored position, fill out the application form via the button below.


You will be required to submit the following:

  • A copy of your resume (PDF accepted only) 

  • A one page (max) cover letter outlining why you wish to participate in the Program and what you hope to get out of the opportunity.

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The Australian Lot Feeders' Association

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association is the peak national body for the Australian feedlot industry.


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