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Call for Research Letters of Intent Now Open

Guelph, ON. June 17, 2024 – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, has opened its annual Call for Research Letters of Intent (LOI).

Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of Grain Farmers of Ontario that targets opportunities that will enhance farmer-member profitability and sector competitiveness.

“Innovation in farming is fundamental for sustainable growth in the grain industry. Each year, Grain Farmers of Ontario identifies priority research areas through consultations with our farmer-members, academia, and industry partners,” says Paul Hoekstra, Vice President of Strategic Development, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Within each priority area, Grain Farmers of Ontario allocates funds to projects, aims to maximize public sector research investment, and encourages private sector research investment.”

Researchers can review Grain Farmers of Ontario’s updated 2024 Research Priorities and submit an LOI addressing those priorities by Wednesday, July 10, 2024 (by 4:30 p.m.).

More information, including updated Grain Farmers of Ontario research priorities, the Call for LOI process, and the 2024 template for submissions, can be found at


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