Research priorities and call for proposals

GUELPH, ON (October 15, 2014) – Grain Farmers of Ontario has finalized its research priorities for the coming year and is now welcoming proposals for research conducted in corn, soybeans, or wheat for funding in 2015.

“Our research priorities are updated annually with input from Grain Farmers of Ontario delegates and farmer-members, certified crop advisors, researchers, and extension specialists,” says Crosby Devitt, VP of Strategic Development for Grain Farmers of Ontario. “These priorities provide direction to researchers seeking funding and are a reference for other groups to review the research needs of our farmer members.”

Grain Farmers of Ontario funds research projects in four key areas: Agronomy and Production, Pests (Weed, Disease and Insect), Breeding and Genetics, and Crop Quality and Utilization. Based on this year’s research priorities, funding will target the areas of Soil Health, Insects and Diseases, and Crop Quality and Utilization.

“We look forward to expanding our research in these target areas, but always welcome all relevant proposals for review by our committee and directors,” says Devitt.

Researchers seeking funding in 2015 should go to to review the research priorities and evaluation criteria and to download proposal and budget templates. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm. All proposals will be reviewed by the Grain Farmers of Ontario Research Committee and Board of Directors. It is expected that researchers will be notified of the funding decisions in mid-February, 2015. 

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.


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