Grain Growers Limited Timeline

1958

Premium Wheatgrowers Association formed in Narrabri NSW.

1969

Prime Hard wheats and Northern FAQ grades gain acceptance in international wheat markets.

1977

Premium Wheatgrowers Association changes its name to Prime Wheat Association following feedback from international customers.

1988

Prime Wheat Association merges with the Hard and Soft Wheatgrowers Association.

1992

Prime Wheat Association purchases the assets of the NSW Government owned Grain Handling Authority, later renamed GrainCorp.

2000

Prime Wheat Association and Victorian Grain Services merge to form Grain Growers Association (GGA) as part of GrainCorp’s merger with Victorian grain handler, Vicgrain.

2003

GGA accepts 2500 Queensland members as part of a merger between GrainCorp and Queensland bulk handler GrainCo. GGA invests in independent farm information service, Kondinin Group.

2008

GGA purchases BRI Australia (formerly Bread Research Institute). Building the capacity of our future leaders continues as a priority with the launch of the Innovation Generation Conference and Australian Future Grain Leaders Program.

2009

GGA celebrates 50 years of service to the Australian grains industry. We purchase Agrecon, an informatics company specialising in the delivery of satellite image products.

2010

GGA changes its name to Grain Growers Limited (GrainGrowers) and introduces a new logo and company direction.

2010

The stake in Kondinin Group is sold to enable the Kondinin Group to forge ahead in the agricultural publishing industry.

2010

GrainGrowers launches three major industry capability building initiatives: the annual Innovation Generation conference for 18-35 year old grain farmers; Australian Universities Crops Competition to test tertiary agricultural students on their practical knowledge and training; and the Australian Grain Leaders Program to develop growers’ leadership skills.

2010

GrainGrowers launches ProductionWise, an online farm decision making platform.

2011

The first State of the Australian Grains Industry Report is produced.

2011

All shareholding in GrainCorp and the Kondinin Group is dissolved to enable the company to be truly independent of the grains supply chain and focus efforts on core business — to represent and benefi t the grain farmers of Australia.

2011

At the same time GrainGrowers develops a fi eld team to act as a communications conduit for farmers.

2012

GrainGrowers joins National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) as a grains commodity member. GrainGrowers establishes the National Policy Group.

2015

Members vote at the AGM to include the National Policy Group in the Constitution. GrainGrowers transfers the organisation’s Technical and Analytical Services division (formerly BRI) to the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, in line with our objective to avoid duplication of industry good services.

2015

GrainGrowers is appointed joint Representative Organisation (RO) for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

2016

GrainGrowers launches the second State of the Grains Industry report.

2017

GrainGrowers provides chair and secretariat services for the Australian Grains Industry Discussion Group to achieve better coordination and improved delivery of industry good services.

2018

GrainGrowers plans the closer engagement and mobilisation of its membership base, following the results of an overwhelmingly positive Membership Satisfaction Survey in December 2017.