Growing with the grain
The Grains Research Foundation aims to engage Queensland Grain Growers in developing the Northern Grains Industry by encouraging participation in research, development and extension priority setting.
The Foundation is particularly focused on achieving its objectives through the investment in youth, evident through its 'From One Grain Project'. The project aims to develop the industry involvement of the younger set of Queensland grain growers through Social Media to encourage their participation in Grains Research. An annual study tour for Queensland grain growers also exposes them to how research identification, prioritisation and funding occurs overseas to allow them to better understand the direction needed for the future of the Australian grains industry.
You can read a welcome message by our immediate Past Chairman, Mr Damien Scanlan here: Read More...
2020 US Study Tour
Applications Now Open!
The Grains Research Foundation Ltd’s annual two-week grain grower capacity development program will again run in 2020*.
Our grower capacity development program sees small groups of predominantly Queensland Grain Growers (although we accept applications from other states) undertaking travel to the USA to:
- identify research being undertaken in the sorghum industry;
- meet with leading Growers and Researchers; and
- learn about the various industry research funding models in the USA.
We have found that small group travel is easier and less intrusive on our hosts while allowing easier conversations and discussions between our travellers and their hosts. Our growers come back full of enthusiasm and ideas about the future of their industry and are encouraged to become more involved in Australian research by making connections with scientists as well as learning about how research is prioritised and funded here in Australia.
Spaces on the tour are limited to six and there are a limited number of partially subsidised places available. Full Fare cost is $6000 and includes airfares, transport, accommodation & most breakfasts. Subsidised Fare is $2500. The application form and draft itinerary can be downloaded by clicking the buttons to the left.
Applications close Friday 12th March. Applications for travel must use the application form. Applications for funded travel must be from Queensland only. Please note that the focus will be on issues and crops for the GRDC Northern Region, in particular Queensland. Completed forms must be submitted electronically. Return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Dependent on numbers
GRFL Hermitage Research Station Bus Trip
Join the Grains Research Foundation Limited on Friday 28th February for a visit to Hermitage Research Station at Warwick.
The day will consist of meeting and hearing from researchers in the sorghum, barley, grain storage and pulses teams. There will also be an interactive session where growers and researchers will be able to learn, interact and share.
Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea will be provided. Cost is $50.
A bus will depart Dalby at 7am, returning by 5.30pm and will be followed by a BBQ dinner at Nutrien, Dalby.