Grain Farmers of Ontario call for proposals

GUELPH, ON (November 16, 2012) – Grain Farmers of Ontario is now welcoming the submission of proposals for research conducted in corn, soybeans, or wheat for funding in 2013.

Grain Farmers of Ontario targets research and innovation funding to opportunities that will enhance farmer members’ returns. For this funding period, key areas of interest include: Agronomy & Production, Insects & Diseases, Crop Utilization and Crop Quality. The deadline for submissions is Monday January 14th at 8:00am. 

Plant breeding and genetics research proposals have been diverted through the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance, of which Grain Farmers of Ontario is a founding member. Plant breeders are also welcome to contact Grain Farmers of Ontario with any questions or project ideas in these areas.

To prepare a submission, please review the Grain Farmers of Ontario 2013 Research Priorities document and Guideline for Research Proposals at: www.gfo.ca/Research. All proposals will be reviewed by the Grain Farmers of Ontario Research Committee and Board of Directors. 

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO – 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.