Grain producers from across South Australia will converge for the Grain Producers SA (GPSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss the interests and issues impacting the grains industry and how they are being represented at a state and national level.
All grain producers are invited to attend the AGM to hear updates from GPSA on the activities the organisation is undertaking to further the grains industry as the sector aims to reach $6 billion in value by 2030.
The AGM will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre in Hahndorf on Monday, August 29 from 11am-1pm, with voting registration to open at 10:30AM ACST. The meeting will be followed by the Livestock SA AGM from 3pm.
GPSA Chief Executive Officer Brad Perry encouraged as many grain producers as possible to attend the AGM.
“Our AGM is a great time to catch up with grain producer peers and key industry stakeholders from across the state and ensure our direction as an organisation aligns with where industry wants us to be going and that we’re pursuing the issues that are important to them,” Mr Perry said.
“The team has returned from several days on the Eyre Peninsula where the season is looking positive to this point, but as we know, there is still a long way to go before grain gets to the silo.”
After several years of COVID-19 disruptions, the AGMs will be followed by the return of Growing SA 2022, the annual conference of South Australia’s grain and livestock industries.
The Growing SA Program includes the CropLife Australia sponsored Growing SA Conference Dinner on the evening of 29 August with guest speaker, Adelaide Crow legend Mark Bickley, followed by a full day program of presentations, panels, and discussions on 30 August focussing on the critical issues impacting the grains and livestock industries.
Sustainability and innovation will be the key focuses for the 2022 Growing SA.
Interested grain growers and industry representatives are encouraged to attend by purchasing a ticket online at www.growingsa.com.au.
Grain Producers SA is the peak industry body representing the 4,500 grain farming businesses in South Australia.