By June 1, 2017April 6th, 2018Media Releases - June 2017

National grains representative body, GrainGrowers, today called on grain farming systems groups to apply for funding to advance their efforts on behalf of growers in 2017/2018.

Applications open today for the GrainGrowers 2017-2018 Partnership Opportunity.

GrainGrowers Regional Coordinator David Evans said that for many years GrainGrowers had provided financial and in kind support to regional farming systems groups across Australia – and this year was no exception.

“Farming systems groups are every year producing some amazing results in research trials and extension across the diverse grain growing regions across Australia,” said Mr Evans.

“They are providing practical solutions to agronomic and farm management problems experienced by growers on farm in producing Australia’s national grain crop. Last year’s record harvest (summer and winter seasons) of 62 million tonnes is testimony to the advances being made in the Australian grains industry as a result of such work.

“More importantly than yield alone, these groups are focussed on improving farmers’ business bottom lines and driving farm profitability. GrainGrowers is proud to have the opportunity to assist these groups to meet their goals.”

Farming systems groups are invited to submit an application form available from the GrainGrowers’ website: https://www.graingrowers.com.au/about/partnerships

“We invite the groups to discuss their proposal with their local GrainGrowers Regional Coordinator (details below) before submitting the application, to ensure project criteria are met,” said Mr Evans.

GrainGrowers’ vision is to develop and promote a more efficient, sustainable, and profitable grains industry for all Australian grain farmers, said Mr Evans.

“Supporting farming systems groups to carry out local research trials and to effectively extend these results to growers is an important part of achieving this vision and we welcome the chance to be involved.

“We thank all groups in advance for considering GrainGrowers as a potential partner.”

Applications for GrainGrowers 2017-2018 Partnership Opportunity close at 5 pm AWST Friday 30 June.

GrainGrowers Regional Coordinators

Western Australia

Alan Meldrum

0427 384 760


South Australia

David Evans

0437 176 280


Southern NSW/Victoria/Tasmania

Clayton Thomas

0418 263 039


Northern NSW/Queensland/Northern Territory

Susan McDonnell

0407 170 315



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