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The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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New smart technology apps to help grain growers better manage their operations have been developed and released through the GRDC and Australian Year of the Farmer Grain Inventors Award... The apps are an extension of Mr Fels's personal data-modelling technique and iPad-based farm-management system that he created to keep up with the organisation and coordination of his rapidly growing farm business... After witnessing the cost savings, efficiency gains and improved profits of this system, he decided to take the next step and develop commercial iPaddock apps for mobile devices...
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In recognition of production losses caused by frost in WA and other Australian cropping regions, the GRDC has more than doubled its financial commitment to research in this area to $3 million annually... The GRDC's frost investment focused until recently on understanding if there are genetic differences in frost tolerance between crop varieties... In addition to continuing to fund vital genetic frost research, the GRDC is investing in research looking at potential agronomic solutions to frost...
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GRDC western panellist Bill Ryan says new research under the GRDC's expanded frost initiative is looking at genetic, management and environmental solutions to frost... In recognition of production losses caused by frost in WA and other Australian cropping regions, the GRDC has more than doubled its financial commitment to research in this area to $3 million annually... In addition to continuing to fund vital genetic frost research, the GRDC is investing in research looking at potential agronomic solutions to frost...
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The GRDC has invested in the professional development of six new young people through the Horizon Scholarship program to equip them for long-term careers in agriculture.. Six first-year university students with an interest in the grains industry were among 13 young people recently awarded 2015 Horizon Scholarships... In her first year of a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Adelaide, Alison already aims to draw on the grain sector's potential as a major source of biofuel as part of her studies...
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The GRDC has invested in the professional development of six new young people through the Horizon Scholarship program to equip them for long-term careers in agriculture.. Six first-year university students with an interest in the grains industry were among 13 young people recently awarded 2015 Horizon Scholarships... In her first year of a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Adelaide, Alison already aims to draw on the grain sector's potential as a major source of biofuel as part of her studies...
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New smart technology apps to help grain growers better manage their operations have been developed and released through the GRDC and Australian Year of the Farmer Grain Inventors Award... Esperance grower and mechanical engineer Mic Fels won the national award in early 2013 and after 12 months of development, released the iPaddockSpray and iPaddockYield apps at the Perth Agribusiness Crop Updates in February... The apps are an extension of Mr Fels's personal data-modelling technique and iPad-based farm-management system that he created to keep up with the organisation and coordination of his rapidly growing farm business...
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For GRDC scholarship recipient Janet Wheeler, the future presents a vast canvas of opportunity as knowledge about plant biochemistry expands almost daily, opening up opportunities that may only be limited by people"s imaginations... For Ms Wheeler, this means being in tune with the challenges and opportunities facing graingrowers and also playing a role in educating the community on these issues... While Australia"s geographic isolation has often been a cause for lament, Ms Wheeler believes it is an advantage because it allows an innovative and localised approach to problems such as salinity, drought and frost: "Challenges are also opportunities," she says...
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Scholar bound for Sri Lanka and India.. University of Sydney agricultural science student Sam Coggins, a GRDC-supported Horizon Scholar, will soon be packing his bags for Sri Lanka and India after being named a fellow of the New Colombo Plan, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade... For the New Colombo Plan scholarship, the third-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture student plans to travel to Sri Lanka where he will spend five to six months studying food security at his host institution the University of Peradeniya...
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