One in five working South Australians is employed in the food industry and agriculture, food and wine is worth $19.97 billion to the state¹. Primary production is an engine room for the state’s economy. It is a shining light when other industries face challenges to growth. It is a multi-billion industry with exciting investment opportunities … and the projections are for continued growth as the industry prepares to supply increasing food demand in the Asia Pacific region.
The grain and livestock industries produce, and value add, a diverse range of food products and are recognised globally as produced in a clean and green environment.
Primary production is growing its share of the job market, is growing its customer and export base and is growing its economic contribution.
Day in, day out, primary production is GROWING SA.
GPSA and Livestock SA’s combined membership includes more than 5000 family farming businesses, many with multiple family members involved in a range of tasks from financial and business management to hands-on, in-the-field roles.
Both organisations are well established and well connected to industry stakeholders, policy makers and, of course, their grower-members. This was following changes in SA’s farm advocacy industry five years ago, where the industry elected to form single commodity groups with Primary Producers SA as the overarching body focusing on crosscommodity issues.
GPSA and Livestock SA have extensive communication avenues to members, including newsletters, websites, social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and other publications. They advertise in rural and regional media and have well established media distribution capability.
It is through this recognised and professional advocacy network that your support of this event will be promoted.