Brendon Cant brendon at iinet.net.au
Wed Sep 7 08:51:30 EST 2005

REWARDING GROWERS - Graingrowers are reminded that applications for the
2005-06 GRDC Industry Development Awards close September 30.<?xml:namespace
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The awards are available to growers, processors and others in the grains
industry not engaged in research and development activities, who seek to
enhance their experience and potential to contribute to the work of
Australia's grains industry. 
The awards may be for study tours within Australia or overseas, or for other
purposes approved by the GRDC. Support is for up to six months and does not
exceed $15,000.
For further details and application forms, please visit the GRDC's website
HYPERLINK "http://www.grdc.com.au/"www.grdc.com.au
FUTURE FARMING - Tony Harman, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and
Forestry, addressing the GRDC supported seminar, Investing in the Future,
said the fluid and dynamic operating environment of Australian agriculture
continues to challenge the approaches of individual farm enterprises,
industry organisations, community groups and governments.
He believes that Australian farmers need to ensure their production systems
are sustainable, while maintaining productivity growth that more than
offsets any declines in terms of trade.
"Continued industry growth depended on maintaining strong productivity gains
through ongoing commitment to research and development, uptake of new
technologies and innovation in management practices," Mr Harman said.
"Above all, success will be dependent on being up with the world's best."
Contact: Tony Harman, Tel 02 6272 3529
GRAIN AN EDUCATION - A research paper released by the Productivity
Commission has reported that agriculture generally continues to undergo
rapid change with technological advances and innovation identified as two of
the key drivers.
To be at the forefront of change and to maintain profitability and
sustainability in the global market, it is important that graingrowers and
the industry continue to develop technical skills and business knowledge.
Through GRDC investment programs, there are opportunities to gain additional
skills through many scholarship and grant programs designed to educate the
young growers of tomorrow.
The programs are aimed at educating a broad spectrum of people and they
range from research scholarships for PhD students to a National Youth
Science Forum.
For more information, please visit www.grdc.com.au


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