Grains Research Foundation

The Grains Research Foundation aims to engage Queensland Grain Growers in developing the Northern Grains Industry by encouraging participation in research, development and extension priority setting. 

The Foundation is particularly focused on achieving its objectives through the investment in youth, evident through its 'From One Grain Project'.  The project aims to develop the industry involvement of the younger set of Queensland grain growers through Social Media to encourage their participation in the Research Advisory Committees.  An annual study tour for Queensland grain growers also exposes them to how research identification, prioritisation and funding occurs overseas to allow them to better understand the direction needed for the future of the Australian grains industry.

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You can read a welcome message by our Chairman, Mr Damien Scanlan here: Read More...


UAS (drone) Workshops with Chad Colby

 The Grains Research Foundation has secured Chad Colby to be one of the main session speakers at the 2016 Australian Summer Grains Conference. The conference is on  from 7th-9th March 2016 at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Mr Colby will also be available on the GRFL's stand at the conference, where he will have a display of some of the technology available to farmers.

On the Friday & Saturday (11th & 12th March) following the conference, Mr Colby will also be running two one-day workshops on behalf of GRFL. Participants will have the rare opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in agricultural drone & associated technology. Participants will learn:

  • How to operate as a hobbyist
  • What to look for when purchasing a drone
  • Latest in agricultural imaging
  • Proper flight procedures
  • Advanced flight techniques
  • Mission Planning
  • Latest Australian requirements for flying
  • What did we learn in 2015?

The cost for each day is $249 which includes lunch & morning & afternoon tea.

Participants who own a drone are asked to bring it along - no matter the size. For those participants who don't own a drone then no problems - still come along to learn the benefits!

To register, visit:

For more information, contact Meg Kummerow - Executive Officer on 0447 763 852 or,au




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