GrainGrowers announces winners for 2018 Wheat Discovery Tour
SEVEN lucky grain farmers, including one from Yarrawonga, recently travelled to Sydney to celebrate National Agriculture Day after they were announced as the GrainGrowers’ 2018 Wheat Discovery Tour winners.
Coming together for the chance to learn more about what their end customers want from Australian wheat, GrainGrowers chief execu said the winners offered a wide range of reasons in their competition entries for being keen to take part.
“These included wanting to learn all aspects of the grain industry to be ready to take over the family farm, build new markets in value added products, know what millers want from hard wheat, look at vertical integration opportunities and learn how to produce the functionality of wheat required by quality
“We were delighted with the high standard of entries.
“It is clear that as business people, grain farmers are very focused on investigating the possible opportunities to improve their returns for the effort and investment they put into growing grain. The winners were:
Tim Hayes, V & HA Hayes Pty Ltd - Western Australia;
Sophie Bradley, Wool-ARoo Pty Ltd – Queensland;
Patricia Schober, BS & South Australia;
Agribusiness - South Australia;
New South Wales;
Libby Dowling, Dowling Brothers Yarrawonga – Victoria.
one day workshop was a distillation of a longer workshop which is regularly offered to senior grain traders, food manufacturers, wheat breed industry.
“We hope that the growers who participate will spread the word among their neighbours and colleagues of the value of taking this course in order to understand more about their customers for who they can #GrowforGood - the theme of this year’s Na
The one-day workshop was be held at the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) in North Ryde, Sydney, and was followed by a dinner hosted by GrainGrowers to give the growers a chance to network with GrainGrowers and AEGIC wheat quality and market experts.
ON TOUR: Yarrawonga farmer, Libby Dowling, recently travelled to Sydney as part of the 2018 GrainGrowers Wheat Discovery Tour.