Members

GPSA is the peak lobby group for South Australian grain producers. Producer Membership is available to all grain producers who contribute to the Grain Industry Fund.

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?

You can become a member by completing the PDF form and returning it to GPSA via email, fax (1300 734 680) or post (PO Box 7069, Hutt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000).

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.

Member Services

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.

Contact a GPSA director or a GPSA staff member for more information or become a member.

Industry newsletters

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

Surveys

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.

No surveys currently open. 

Annual General Meetings

Grain Producers SA holds its Annual General Meeting each year within five months of the end of financial year.

2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

The 2021 AGM was held on Monday 23 August 2021 at Hahndorf.

The agenda and explanatory statement for the meeting is available here. 

View the 2020-21 Annual Report.

2020

The 2020 AGM was held on Monday 24 August 2020 at the FARM Centre, Freeling.

The agenda and explanatory statement for the meeting is available here.

View the 2019-20 Annual Report.

2019

The 2019 AGM was held on Monday 26 August 2019 at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.

The agenda and explanatory statement for the meeting is available here.

View the 2018-2019 Annual Report.

2018

The 2018 AGM was held on Friday 14 September at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.

View the 2017-2018 Annual Report.

2017

The 2017 AGM was held on Friday 11 August at the Growing SA Conference, Hahndorf.

View the 2016-2017 Annual Report.

2016

The 2016 AGM was held on Wednesday 11 August at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days, Cleve.

View the 2015-2016 Annual Report.

2015

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.

2014

The 2014 AGM was held on 11 September at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

View the 2013-2014 Annual Report.

2013

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.