About Us

Who we are

About Us

The Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) provides a forum for Australasian grain scientists, students, nutritionists and others with an interest in grain science, to advance the knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. It serves individuals in the grain food and allied industries, the agrifood sector, research and education.

AGSA began as a cereal chemists’ learned society in 1951, and met under the umbrella of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) until 2009. It is managed by an executive committee which is democratically elected from, and by, members annually.

Through conferences and other activities, AGSA facilitates exchange of information, networking and communication relevant to the Australian grain industry. Through its awards, AGSA has a long history of recognising outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

AGSA Council

Australasian Grain Science Association Council 2023-2024

Sushil Dhital


Jennifer Dang


Philip Downie


Cassandra Walker


Chris Blanchard

Public Officer

Colin Wrigley


Joe Panozzo


Mike Sissons


Mahsa Majzoobi


Joel Johnson

Ordinary Member

Registrations will soon be open for our 74th Annual Conference in Melbourne, stay tuned

Our focus is on innovations in grain science