GRDC heads to Henty

Author: Ellen McNamara | Date: 06 Sep 2016

GRDC grower services manager – north Sharon O’Keeffe says the Research Update lunch provides an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from some of the State’s leading researchers.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will be on hand at the Henty Machinery Field Days (HMFD) to meet with growers and provide the latest research information for use in the paddock.

GRDC grower services manager – north Sharon O’Keeffe said growers would have the chance to meet with GRDC staff and panel members throughout the three days of HMFD.

“The GRDC is in an exciting period of change with new appointments, and also our new hub and spoke model. This places an even greater focus on us understanding grower priorities and concerns so that we can continue directing resources into quality research to provide answers to local production challenges,” she said.

“Field days are an excellent way for us to tune into local conditions, production issues and discuss potential solutions. It is the role of our panel and staff to channel that input back into our research space to ensure that levy investment remains relevant, well-targeted and useful.

“This year for the first time we are teaming up with New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) for an exclusive Research Update lunch meeting which again, provides an excellent opportunity for networking and discussion.”

The lunch is complimentary and will run from 11am on Wednesday, September 21.

“Last year was the first time the GRDC had a presence at the Henty field days, and it was obvious how keen growers were to have a greater connection to and understanding of the research,” Ms O’Keeffe said.

“The Research Update lunch provides an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from some of the State’s leading researchers, with presentations on important local research projects, and gives growers a chance to speak directly to those researchers.

“Topics will include timely information on cereal diseases, canola agronomy and crop nutrition, all specifically focused on the local region and its growing conditions.”

Regarded as southern Australia’s biggest agricultural industry field day event, HMFD is an agribusiness supermarket attracting more than 60,000 visitors to the region each year.

The GRDC site is at number 887 –888 in row R on Fourth Farm Avenue 

Please be aware that places at the GRDC/NSW DPI Research Update lunch are limited. For more information please contact David Lord, GRDC on 0422 082 105 or email.

Contact Details 

For Interviews

Sharon O’Keeffe, GRDC grower services manager - north
0409 279 328


Ellen McNamara, Senior Consultant Cox Inall Communications
0429 897 129

Region North