The T.R Ellett Agricultural Research Trust is built on the foundations laid by visionary Trevor Ellett, an ardent advocate for pasture farming and pioneer of ryegrass development, who had a profound impact on plant breeding in New Zealand.

Trevor’s legacy of philanthropy towards the agricultural industry lives on through the work of the Trust.

The Trust is governed by a board and awards scholarships to students and research grants for projects, especially relating to pasture and its pivotal role in farm systems. We also partner with industry bodies and organisations who align with the Trust purpose, providing support to further our industry.