The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is recognised around the globe for its investment in pioneering grains-related research, development and extension.
What it is perhaps less widely known for is its extensive support of organisations which run conferences that directly benefit the Australian grains industry.
GRDC Communication Manager Kylie Dunstan says the GRDC each year provides sponsorship assistance to numerous and varied organisations which aim to inform and up-skill grains industry stakeholders.
“In recent years, the GRDC has supported a broad range of events, from precision agriculture symposiums, farmer health conferences, fertiliser and milling forums, to sustainable food summits, women’s agronomy workshops and cereal chemistry conferences,” Ms Dunstan said.
“The GRDC recognises the importance and value of such events and activities, which are designed to develop the skills and capacity of many people within our industry.
“We are also well aware that for many of the organisations conducting these events, financial support is essential.”
To ease the financial burden, the GRDC offers two rounds of funding annually. Application closing dates are the last Wednesday of October and the first Wednesday of April in each calendar year (regardless of the date the conference will be held).
Conference award applicants therefore have until Wednesday, October 29, to finalise this year’s applications to the GRDC. Applicants will be notified of the decision within six weeks of the application closing date.
For more information, contact Maressa Carey on (02) 6166 4500 or via firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://grdc.com.au/Apply/Conference-Awards.
Kylie Dunstan, GRDC
02 6166 4500
Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
CAPTION: The Grass-Roots Agronomy for Women in Farm Business workshops run by Agrilink SA consultant Lou Flohr have benefited from GRDC funding support.
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