GPSA – grower driven advocacy

GPSA – grower driven advocacy

Grain Producers SA is the peak industry body for South Australian grain growers.

Our mission is to ensure a viable and sustainable grains industry in South Australia for grain producers through leadership, advocacy and communication.

GPSA is non-political and represents producers to government, the community and industry, including grain marketers, exporters, storage and handlers, researchers and farm input suppliers.

GPSA is governed by a nine-member Board, comprised of seven grower Directors who are elected by GPSA members from across the grain growing regions of South Australia, and two independent Directors appointed by the Board to bring additional skills and experience.

A small, professional team of staff are responsible for administering day-to-day operations of GPSA, under direction of the Board which provides direction and vision.

GPSA develops and implements policies that promote the economic and environmental sustainability of the grains industry to benefit producers.

Policy is decided by the Board, after considering input from across all sectors of industry, through close involvement with grain producers, grain production groups, grains sector groups and the conduct of regular regional and state industry forums.

GPSA advances policy work through making representation to external parties, including other industry associations and affiliated bodies in agriculture.

We recognise the need to work constructively with industry, government and the broader community, to support our programs designed to encourage communication and cooperation between grain producers and other bodies associated with the grain industry.

GPSA also undertakes a range of projects in areas critical to the productivity and profitability of grain producers.

1. Advocacy

GPSA advocates for SA producers on grains issues beyond the farm gate, representing SA’s 3,000 grain producing businesses to industry and government decision-makers.

2. Information

GPSA informs industry stakeholders of the policies we believe will promote the economic and environmental sustainability of the grains industry.

3. Education

GPSA educates producers on grain production practices and issues as well as industry decisionmakers and the community on the importance of the industry to SA.

Become a member today

Membership of GPSA is open to all South Australian grain producers who have contributed to the Primary Industry Funding Schemes (Grain Industry Fund) 2012.

The Grain Industry Fund provides a sustainable and secure source of funding to GPSA, to fulfil its charter to represent South Australian grain producers both locally and nationally.

For further information contact:

Grain Producers SA

1300 734 884