GrainGrowers Crops Competition

Bringing together University students from across Australia and internationally, GrainGrowers Crops Competition enables students to apply their classroom knowledge to on-farm conditions.

This year’s competition will be held at Narrabri, New South Wales from Monday 13 September to Wednesday 15 September 2021, with an awards dinner on Wednesday night.

We will of course be holding a COVID Safe event, with all precautions taken to ensure the safety of all attendees.

If you are a university looking to enter a team, please contact Daniel Reid

2019 Recap

The University of Sydney has for the second year in a row taken out line honours for the team category at the 2019 GrainGrowers Crops Competition held in South Australia this week. GrainGrowers Crops Competition brings together students from across Australia and internationally and enables them to apply their classroom knowledge to on-farm conditions.

Students took part in a mixture of theory and hands-on tests covering agronomics and farm business management. Challenges included seed identification, in-field crop inspections, weed identification and diagnosing crop diseases.

It was a United States victory over Australia in the individual category with Luke Ryan from Kansas State taking out first place.  The top three Australian individual students will now be heading to the United States courtesy of GrainGrowers to take part in a Crops Competition there.

2019 competing universities:

  • Kansas State
  • South Dakota State
  • La Trobe
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia


2019 university winners:

1st place: University of Sydney

2nd place: Kansas State

3rd place: Charles Sturt University

2019 individual winners:

1st place: Luke Ryan, Kansas State

2nd place: Meg Brown, University of Sydney

3rd place: Ryan Malone, Charles Sturt University

4th place: Zali Mahony, University of Sydney

GrainGrowers would like to thank new and continued partners of the Crops Competition as without them the competition would not be where it is today. For opportunities to partner with GrainGrowers Crops Competition in 2019 and beyond please contact