Growers to help identify GRDC research priorities

Author: Toni Somes | Date: 15 Mar 2017

Grain growers and agronomists in southern New South Wales are being invited to a series of regional meetings to help the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) identify and prioritise research to overcome on-farm issues effecting profitability and productivity.

The meetings have been initiated by the GRDC to provide an opportunity for industry stakeholders to discuss and present the agronomic issues, challenges, constraints to, and opportunities for grain production from a regional level.

GRDC Grower Services Manager North Sharon O’Keeffe said the open forums were designed to ensure ongoing GRDC research investment was targeted towards growers’ priority issues, to enable the organisation to continue to deliver valuable advances and developments in grains production.

“This format is a pilot, specifically targeted at southern NSW in response to changes in the GRDC regional boundaries and our move to a continual investment process,” Ms O’Keeffe said.

“Input and advice from regional growers and agronomists is invaluable in terms of assisting the GRDC to identify and prioritise our research focus for southern NSW and ensure a sustainable and enduring grains sector.”

Interested stakeholders are invited to meetings at:

March 20, Osborne: Osborne Recreation Grounds, forum from 3-6pm, followed by BBQ dinner (6-7.30pm)

March 21, Griffith: Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club, breakfast from 7-8.30am, then forum 8.30am-11.30am

March 21, Finley: Finley Returned Soldiers Club, forum from 3-6pm, followed by a BBQ (6-7.30pm)

March 22, Mulwala: Club Mulwala, breakfast 7am-8.30am, then forum 8.30am-11.30am

March 22, Holbrook: Holbrook Returned Servicemen’s Club, forum 3-6pm, followed by BBQ (6-7.30pm)

March 23, Temora: Temora Ex-Services Memorial Club, breakfast 7-8.30am, then forum 8.30-11.30am.

Interested growers and agronomists are encouraged to RSVP to Linda McDougall via email.

Contact Details 


Sharon O’Keeffe, GRDC
0409 279 328

For Interviews 

Toni Somes, Cox Inall Communications
0427 878387

Region North