Become a Member
Who is eligible to be a Producer Member of GPSA?
Any person, company, trust, or partnership who makes a contribution to the Grain Industry Fund is eligible to be a Producer Member of GPSA.
For example, if your company contributes to the Grain Industry Fund then the company is eligible to become a Producer Member of GPSA. If you are associated with that company (such as by being a director, or having a controlling stake) then you are able to exercise the rights of membership awarded to that company.
How do I become a Producer Member of GPSA?
What can GPSA membership offer me?
- You’ll be a part of South Australia’s peak lobby group for grain producers.
- GPSA is non-partisan and committed to the highest standards of grower-driven advocacy.
- You can influence GPSA’s policy development and vote on who represents you on GPSA’s Board.
- GPSA will keep you informed on issues that may affect you and your business.
- GPSA is committed to transparency and accountability on how contributions to the Grain Industry Fund are spent. We provide regular updates to members on what policy and projects your money is supporting.
- You will ensure the future of your industry by supporting a well-funded, organised and professional lobby group.
Advice and support
GPSA members can contact GPSA at any time, on any issue. Some growers contact GPSA because:
- They have an individual issue they are experiencing on their farm that they would like GPSA to help with or make enquiries on their behalf.
- They want to contribute to GPSA’s position on broader policy issues that impact them or the whole grains industry.
GPSA produces a monthly newsletter to keep grain growers up-to-date with the latest issues and events in the South Australian grain industry. They contain information on issues that GPSA is advocating for on behalf of growers, industry diary dates, and comment on policy from the chairman and chief executive officer.
Newsletters can be received by post or email.
Legal services support
Mellor Olsson Lawyers provides discounted legal services to GPSA members. The first half hour of advice is free and then an hourly rate applies. The service may be either by phone or at one of their offices located in Adelaide, Kadina, McLaren Vale, Nuriootpa and Port Lincoln.
Contact Mellor Olsson on 08 8414 3400.
Rural financial counselling
Rural financial counselling services are available to all growers through Rural Business Support. This is a free, confidential and impartial business support and information services for primary producers and small rural business owners who are experiencing financial difficulties and have no alternative source of impartial support.
For more information, visit Rural Business Support
GPSA runs two standard surveys every year – the mid-year Grower Priorities Survey and the Post-harvest survey. In addition, GPSA promotes surveys from Primary Producers SA and on other important issues.
Annual General Meetings
Grain Producers SA holds its Annual General Meeting each year within five months of the end of financial year.
The 2023 AGM will be held on Tuesday 29 August 2023 at the office Mellor Olsson Lawyers at Level 6/89 Pirie Street, Adelaide.
The 2022 AGM will be held on Monday 29 August 2022 at Hahndorf.
The 2021 AGM was held on Monday 23 August 2021 at Hahndorf.
The 2020 AGM was held on Monday 24 August 2020 at the FARM Centre, Freeling.
View the 2019-20 Annual Report.
The 2019 AGM was held on Monday 26 August 2019 at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.
View the 2018-2019 Annual Report.
The 2018 AGM was held on Friday 14 September at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.
View the 2017-2018 Annual Report.
The 2017 AGM was held on Friday 11 August at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.
View the 2016-2017 Annual Report.
The 2016 AGM was held on Wednesday 11 August at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days, Cleve.
View the 2015-2016 Annual Report.
The 2015 AGM was held on Wednesday 30 September at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days, Paskeville.
View the full 2014-2015 Annual Report
View the summary of the 2014-2015 Annual Report.
The 2014 AGM was held on 11 September at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
View the 2013-2014 Annual Report.
In 2013, there were two AGMs. The first 2013 AGM was held on Thursday 21 March at the Mawson Lakes Hotel. View the Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements are available on request.
The second 2013 AGM was held on Wednesday 4 September at the Mawson Lakes Hotel. This additional AGM was required due to a change to the financial year end for GPSA.