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Innovative grain growers urged to sign up for virtual workshops

By Rodney Woods

Grain growers looking to commercialise an invention or develop a new value-added product are not being left on their own during this period of social distancing.

To support growers wanting to enter the world of product commercialisation, free-of-charge Growers As Innovators virtual workshops will be held later this month.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation has partnered with Farmers2Founders to deliver the workshops on May 26 and 28.

GRDC northern commercialisation manager Chris Murphy said the three-hour workshops will explore how growers can take their home-grown innovations to the next level.

“The workshops, to be delivered by F2F, aim to provide advice and guidance about how to progress ‘new’ ideas and link would-be entrepreneurs with established experts,” Mr Murphy said.

“Growers will have the opportunity to meet other like-minded producers working on new business and product ideas, receive feedback and support on commercialising their products or inventions, and get the chance to work with F2F’s entrepreneurs and innovation experts.

“These workshops will also assist those growers who have a problem on-farm and are looking to work on solutions with others.”

The workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Thursday, May 28 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Growers can access the workshops via laptop or tablet.

To register for the workshops, visit the Farmers 2 Founders website.

For more information, contact Alex Leat at F2F, via: alex@farmers2Founders.com