This week Darren has been up in Queensland catching up with some of AFIA’s sponsors and the NHVR. In the office Caitlin and Pru have been busy preparing for the National Fodder Conference and the three upcoming grower updates in Wagga, Rochester and Dalby. If you are planning to come along to one of these events then let one of the AFIA team know or register today.
For more information on these or any of AFIA’s events, visit our Grower Update Page on the AFIA website.
HAY & GRAIN REPORT
This weeks hay and grain report is available on the AFIA website. Click here to access the report. Remember you need to log in to the AFIA website to access the report. Please contact Caitlin on 03 9530 2199 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have forgotten your username and password.
WAGGA GROWER UPDATE
Next week on Thursday June 12 AFIA is holding a Fodder Grower Update in Wagga Wagga.
“This grower update is a chance for anyone involved in the fodder industry to get together and talk hay and silage” said AFIA Executive Officer Darren Keating.
“The night will involve and update on AFIA activities for our members, including transport, export market access and opposing the introduction of red tape around fodder trading” Mr Keating said. Read the full media release here.
NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS ONLINE
Planning for the National Fodder Conference and pre-conference tour is coming along well and registrations are rolling in. This week AFIA has launched our first online registration form. No need to print and fax your registrations in anymore, simply fill out the form online and submit it straight to Pru.
PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR FILLING UP FAST!
The seats on the 2014 pre-conference tour bus are limited and filling up fast. If you would like to go on this year’s pre-conference tour through South East South Australia make sure you register soon to avoid disappointment. Click here to download the tour registration form.
We are now calling for nominations for Directors on the AFIA Board. There are three positions available for Directors on the Board in 2014. Nomination forms are available on the AFIA website under Member Services (click here to download an AFIA Directors nomination form). You must log in using your AFIA username and password to access the nomination forms.
Nominations for these positions must be received in the AFIA office by 12pm EST, Friday 4 July, 2014.
For more information on the nominations for AFIA Directors please contact Darren Keating, AFIA Executive Officer on 03 9530 2199 or email email@example.com
FARMER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Farmer of the Year. If you know someone who is passionate, professional and doing great things with their farm business why not nominate them? For more information please click here.
WA MEMBERS – OPTING OUT OF BIOSECURITY LEVY
WA producers are able opt-out of biosecurity Industry Funding Schemes. Contributions are mandatory in the first instance, but a producer can opt-out and have their annual contribution refunded in full. Opting-out of the Schemes does not negate the producers’ responsibility to address biosecurity issues on their property
AFIA OFFICE CLOSED MONDAY 9 JUNE
Due to the Queens birthday long weekend the AFIA office will be closed on Monday 9 June. The AFIA staff will be back on deck on Tuesday 10 June and will respond to any enquiries then.
That’s it from the AFIA team this week. Remember if you have something to add to an AFIA member update please contact the AFIA office. Have a great long weekend everyone!
From the AFIA Team;
Ann, Darren, Pru & Caitlin