One of the key ways which Grain Producers SA works for growers is by developing projects in areas which are critical to their productivity and profitability. These projects are influenced by feedback from growers as issues emerge and their businesses change over time.
GPSA's project documents include an annual operating plan which targets specific projects for the financial year as well as allows capacity in its budget to tackle short-term, priority issues which may emerge as the season progresses.
Annual Operating Plan
The GPSA Annual Operating Plan outlines the annual budget, resources and research priorities that help achieve elements outlined in the GPSA Business Plan. It also provides the opportunity for GPSA to respond to external drivers and changing priorities during the season.
Read the 2018-19 Annual Operating Plan
Rural health - Fat Farmers
GPSA was proud to support the Fat Farmers Rural Health Initiative in 2018 with a $15,000 funding contribution. As well as providing support for Fat Farmers teams with exercise equipment and access to trainers, the funding also allows the Fat Farmers Team Coordinators to come together to participate in an annual planning workshop where they share ideas regarding how to support local farming families to be healthy and active.
In 2019, GPSA has facilitated a $2,000 funding grant through SA Health in partnership with Business SA to enable the Fat Farmers Rural Health initiative to update and modernise their communications and resources. You can view the revamped Fat Farmers website here.
Fat Farmers started in 2010 with a small group of farmers from the Yorke Peninsula, but has since expanded to include ‘teams’ in a number of regions, from the Eyre and Yorke Peninsula, Lower North, Mallee and Barossa & Light. The groups participate in local fun runs and bike rides and train together with a focus on family-friendly activities and having fun.