Grain Producers SA to sponsor young growers at national AGIC conference

Application deadline has been extended to Tuesday June 24 at 5pm.

YOUNG grain producers can develop industry networks and contacts that could benefit their farm business and gain insight into what local and international customers want from South Australian grain through two sponsored registrations to next month’s Australian Grain Industry Conference.

Grain Producers SA is providing two conference sponsorship positions, valued at $2500 each, for young grain growers to attend the AGIC event on July 28 and 29 in Melbourne.

GPSA Chief Executive Darren Arney says the closing date for entries has been extended for a week to allow young farmers flat-out with seeding a bit more time to finish off their entries. The new application deadline is Tuesday, June 24, at 5pm

The sponsorship includes the conference registration, return airfares, travel and accommodation – all the recipients have to pay for is meals not included at the conference and travel to and from their nearest airport.

“The conference is hosted by Grain Trade Australia and is the premier, industry-hosted conference for grain market participants and service providers,” Mr Arney said.

“It represents a great opportunity for two of the industry’s young grain producers to gain a broader perspective of the industry’s key players and make some new contacts within the supply chain.

“GPSA wants to encourage the participation of young people in their industry and help build their skills by giving them exposure to the end-users of their grain. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences with the wider grain industry through GPSA.”

To enter:

  • Applicants must be 35 or under at the time of the conference and be available to travel to Melbourne on July 27.
  • Applicants must submit up to 400 words outlining their experiences, study or opinions on the grain industry supply chain and why they would benefit from attending the Australian Grain Industry Conference. This is very broad and could include on-farm operations, their own or tertiary-related study, or other observations of the supply chain.
  • Entries will be assessed by GPSA. The two applications that best articulate the entry question (above) will receive the conference sponsorship.
  • Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, June 24.

Download an entry form at under the ‘News & Information’ or contact Trudy Huczko, 0499 734 001.
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