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GRFL #from1grain Growers head to Texas USA

Meg Kummerow - Friday, August 01, 2014

GRFL Grower Tour head to Texas, USA


Encouraging industry participation amongst our younger generation of farmers is a continuing focus for the Grains Research Foundation Ltd.  Following on from a successful round of Research Advisory Committee meetings in March and April this year, a handful of young farmers have been selected to represent the Grains Research Foundation Ltd and the Queensland Grains Industry as a whole on an upcoming tour of Texas, USA.

The 13 tour participants will spend time with the National Sorghum Producers, looking at the Sorghum Checkoff Program, identification and prioritisation of industry issues and industry promotion activities.  They will also visit sorghum farmers, seed producers & end users to expose them to the full spectrum of the American sorghum industry. 

The farmers will also be attending the AgChat Foundations' Cultivate and Connect Conference in Austin, Texas.  Here they will have the opportunity to learn about the growing importance of social media in agriculture and the positive benefits of having open conversations with consumers.  They will meet farmers and ranchers from across the USA giving them a great network to continue working with once back home.

To keep up to date on what they are up to each day, come back to visit the blog for regular updates whilst the group are away or alternatively follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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