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Peer-to-peer learning pushes success in extension.. After travelling through North America to look at the US and Canadian systems, which seemed to rely less on information sharing by growers and more of a top-down approach to dissemination of information, Chris visited Ireland and Europe where research and extension is largely privatised... The number of dairy discussion groups in Ireland has gone from 50 to 500 and Chris believes he understands why it has been so successful: "Benchmarking is an important tool," he says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC helps secure industry's future with scholarships.. The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Nuffield Australia have again banded together to offer grain growers a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to further their professional knowledge and expertise... The scholarship application form can be viewed on the Nuffield Australia website by following this link ...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
WA Grains Nuffield scholar commended.. "The GRDC is pleased to sponsor four Grains Nuffield scholarships this year and congratulates the recipients including Western Australia's Reece Curwen," GRDC capacity building program manager Kathleen Allan said... "The GRDC invests in a range of skill and capacity building activities that are aimed at supporting current and potential members of the Australian grains industry to improve their capacity to lead, learn, change, innovate and advance the industry...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Given that soybeans are such a pivotal crop in the USA mid west states, it seems that the Americans will favour this as their primary source... North Dakota State University attributes this increase completely to the uptake of GM Canola... Test plots have shown yield potential in the United Kingdom of 7 tonne to the hectare with one variety producing 7.8 t/ha in a test plot environment...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
For more than 60 years Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships have provided farmers with the inspiration, knowledge and drive to make an on-ground difference to their businesses and the wider agricultural industry... The Scholarship provides a $30,000 bursary to successful applicants to study a topic relevant to their business and industry and incorporates a Contemporary Scholars Conference, Global Focus Program and individual study program... The tenure is 16 weeks over two years with flexibility provided...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC set to sponsor Nuffield Scholars in 2016.. For more than 60 years Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships have provided farmers with the inspiration, knowledge and drive to make an on-ground difference to their businesses and the wider agricultural industry... The Scholarship provides a $30,000 bursary to successful applicants to study a topic relevant to their business and industry and incorporates a Contemporary Scholars Conference, Global Focus Program and individual study program...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Western Australian grower Reece Curwen from South Stirling plans to study management strategies that optimise the productivity and profitability of broadcare farm businesses as part of his GRDC-supported Nuffield Scholarship in 2015... Western Australian grower Reece Curwen is set to explore international agriculture for management strategies that maximise productivity and profitability in broadacre farm businesses... Reece hopes the research assignment, as part of a GRDC-supported 2015 Nuffield Scholarship, will highlight new approaches to business management that have the potential to lift productivity in Australian farming systems, including his own...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Collie farmer congratulated on prestigious Nuffield Scholarship.. Caption: Collie farmer Andrew Freeth will focus his Nuffield Scholarship study on investment in on-farm storage and supply chain logistics to improve farm efficiency and capacity... As a fourth generation farmer, he and his family have seen their fair share of fluctuations in seasons, markets and farming practices but have always maintained a keen interest in changing their approach to improve farming productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC commends Dalby grower on Nuffield scholarship.. Dalby farmer Adam McVeigh personifies the `skills and capacity building' drive within the Australian grain industry... As one of the newest Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) sponsored 2015 Nuffield Scholars, Mr McVeigh will play an important role in furthering the industry's depth of knowledge about global farming systems...
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