Seed of Gold Award

The Seed of Gold award recognises the outstanding contribution, dedication and commitment of individuals to communicating research outcomes to the Australian grains industry.

This prestigious award is not awarded often and recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the industry.

View our award recipients:


Kevin Moore

2023 - Dr Kevin Moore

Renowned Senior Plant Pathologist, Dr Kevin Moore, has been recognised for his impactful work in crop protection at this year’s GRDC Grains Research Update in Goondiwindi.

Chickpea expert recognised for his national impact with GRDC’s Seed of Gold award


Terry Enright

2023 - Terry Enright

Former grain grower and livestock producer Terry Enright has been recognised for his contribution to the grains industry, receiving the Seed of Gold award at the Grains Research Update in Perth.

Seed of Gold recognises grains research champion.


Geoff Thomas

2013 - Geoff Thomas

Geoff Thomas was left “gobsmacked” when he was presented with the Seed of Gold award recognising his contribution to the grains industry after five decades of industry work.

Gold for industry stalwart.

Seed of Gold video.


Trish Griffiths

2007 - Trish Griffiths

Trish Griffiths was awarded the very first Seed of Gold award for her efforts in promoting grain-based foods for health, during the Agriculture Australia Conference in Melbourne.

Trish Griffiths wins gold.

Seed of Gold video.