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Global learning informs approach to local issues
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Support for the scholarships - which foster the professional development of innovative young Australian growers who can go on to become industry leaders - is an integral part of the GRDC's investment in grains industry capacity building... Study topics chosen by Grains Nuffield scholars are typically close to their hearts - and also relevant to their farming peers - and the scholarships help to expose them to a worldwide network of other leading growers... While Mr Curwen says farm scale is naturally important, he will focus on the dynamics between broadacre farming and the management systems used to maximise productivity - as staff, plant and finance demands pose challenges for those managing large properties...