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Agricultural students from across the globe showcase their capabilities as the future generation of the grains industry

GrainGrowers Crops Competition brings together university students from across Australia and internationally, enabling students to apply their classroom knowledge to on-farm conditions.


GrainGrowers Crops Competition was postponed due to COVID-19 and will re-commence in Narrabri in 2022. See below for a recap & 2019 winners.
If you are a university looking to enter a team, please contact Daniel Reid:

2019 Recap

GrainGrowers Crops Competition brings together students from across Australia and internationally and enables them to apply their classroom knowledge to on-farm conditions. Students took part in a mixture of theory and hands-on tests covering agronomics and farm business management. Challenges included seed identification, in-field crop inspections, weed identification and diagnosing crop diseases.

2019 Competing Universities

  • Kansas State
  • South Dakota State
  • La Trobe
  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia

University of Sydney takes out team category title second year in a row

The University of Sydney has for the second year in a row taken out line honours for the team category at the 2019 GrainGrowers Crops Competition held in South Australia this week.

2019 University winners

1stUniversity of Sydney

2ndKansas State

3rdCharles Sturt University

United States Victory

It was a United States victory over Australia in the individual category with Luke Ryan from Kansas State taking out first place. The top three Australian individual students will now be heading to the United States courtesy of GrainGrowers to take part in a Crops Competition there.

2019 Individual Winners

1stLuke Ryan, Kansas State

2ndMeg Brown, University of Sydney

3rdRyan Malone, Charles Sturt University

4thZali Mahony, University of Sydney

GrainGrowers would like to thank businesses that have supported the Crops Competition that has helped prepare students for entry into the industry.

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