Grains Research Foundation
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 the Research Advisory Committees. 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 Chairman, Mr Damien Scanlan here: Read More...
Grains Research Foundation releases 'Globalising Growers' US Tour Report
The Grains Research Foundation has released its report into the 2015 'Globalising Growers' US Tour. The tour took place in August 2015 and was attended by 12 farmers and advisors from Queensland.
One major research area identified on the tour was the need for cold tolerant sorghum to allow earlier planting of sorghum when there is a rainfall event early in the season.
You can read all about the tour in the report, from itinerary to observations from the learning objectives. Thanks must go to the Grains Research & Development Corporation for funding the 2015 tour.
If you are interested in the 2017 tour, please register your interest to Executive Officer - Meg Kummerow at firstname.lastname@example.org.