Broadacre agriculture in South Australia is a key pillar of the state’s economy. During 2019 and 2020, there have been widespread challenges with dry times, bushfire, uncertain trade relationships and a global health pandemic causing disruption across the value chain. Despite these global and local events that have impacted South Australia’s economy and tested the industry’s resilience, farmers continue to produce high-quality food.

Primary production continues to provide jobs and economic activity vital to the state’s recovery. The grain and livestock sectors account for half of South Australia’s primary production value with a total revenue of $7 billion in 2019-20, according to Primary Industries and Regions SA.   

South Australian food products are recognised globally as produced in a clean and green environment. It is a multi-billion industry with exciting investment opportunities … and will only continue to grow and develop into the future. 

Day in, day out, primary production is GROWING SA.

the event

The GROWING SA Conference is an opportunity for primary producers and industry stakeholders to hear the latest in policy developments, business and economic trends and commodity research while networking with each other, service providers and policy decision-makers. Event hosts Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA held the fourth annual GROWING SA in August 2022.

Through its conference sessions and social functions, the event:

  • Provides the latest policy and farm business information to help producers boost productivity and profitability.
  • Highlights the state’s broadacre industries as a shining light for innovation, industry growth and business sustainability.
  • Enables producers, industry service providers and stakeholders, politicians and policy-makers from across SA to engage in a two-way dialogue regarding policy issues, as well as network, at an annual event.

These objectives are supported by a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities through partnership with industry organisations. This means the conference hosts, industry and producers collaborate to profile primary production and the powerhouse industry it is for SA’s economy.