GRDC open forums to help guide research

Author: | Date: 25 Jun 2018

The research priorities and needs of the southern New South Wales grains industry will be kept firmly in focus with the Grains Research and Development Corporation announcing a series of open forums starting next month.

Held as part of the GRDC’s Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) the forums are open to any grain growers, agronomists, researchers and industry stakeholders wishing to raise issues, constraints and opportunities for research, development and extension (RD&E).

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GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said the forums were open to all growers, agronomists, industry stakeholders or researchers in southern NSW and would be pivotal in collecting information that would inform future research directions.

GRDC Grower Relations Manager North Richard Holzknecht said the forums were an opportunity for those involved in the grains industry to have a say and assist the GRDC to understand their concerns and develop targeted RD&E investments that created enduring profitability for grain growers.

“I would strongly urge those involved in the industry, whether it be as growers, consultants, researchers or industry stakeholders to take the time to get involved and help ensure the research needs and priorities of the region are understood,” he said.

Open forum meetings will be held at:

  • Holbrook, July 18
  • Balranald, August 2
  • Greenethorpe, August 28.

The dates for events in October have been set:

  • Marrar, October 11
  • Beckom, October 15
  • Temora, October 25.

Meetings are also scheduled for February and March next year in Griffith, Buraja, Finley and Lockhart. For more information or to RSVP please call Chris Minehan 02 6921 3660 or email

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