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...
Applications open for innovative capacity building programAimed at younger generation grain farmers, the Grains Research Foundation Limited’s (GRFL) investigative tour of the United States is a highly successful capacity building program and should be considered as an alternative to longer leadership courses.
It is the third tour to the U.S. organised by the Grains Research Foundation Ltd and has evolved from the initial 2014 Texas trip, to now covering Texas, Kansas and Illinois. National Sorghum Producers, Texas A&M University, Kansas State University and Illinois Corn are just a few of the places which will be visited on the 2017 tour.
Grains Research Foundation releases 'Globalising Growers' US Tour ReportThe 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 email@example.com.