Events

AFIA hosts a number of events throughout the year to provide members with the opportunity to engage directly with other growers and supply chain participants, including our sponsors.

Included in this line up is AFIA’s premier National Fodder Conference which is held in July-August every year, and the Fodder Festival held at Elmore every second year, usually in March.

Annual General Meetings

2021 AGM

Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting

Members of the Australian Fodder Industry Association (ACN 131 678 727) are advised that an Annual General Meeting of members will be held as follows:

Time:                  7.05pm (AEST)

Date:                  Thursday, 30 September 2021

Place:                 Online – via Microsoft Teams

Register:             In advance via https://afia.org.au/events/#fodder-forums – Fodder Forum 5 + AGM

(Please read the Microsoft Teams instructions in advance of the meeting in order to access the AGM via Microsoft Teams).

AGM Papers:     AFIA members can access the AGM papers by clicking here and entering the password you have been emailed separately. If you are an AFIA member and have not received the email with the access details, including the password, please contact Pru Edmonds – pru@afia.org.au or 0418 142 523.

AGENDA

1. Welcome, attendees and apologies
1.1 Confirmation of attendees
1.2 Apologies
1.3 Quorum

2. Minutes of the previous meeting
2.1 Confirmation of the Minutes from the 2020 AGM
a. General Resolution 1:
b. That the Minutes of the Australian Fodder Industry Association Annual General Meeting held on 22 September 2020 are a true and accurate record of the meeting.

2. Association reports
a. 3.1 Chairman’s report
b. 3.2 Chief Executive Officer’s report
c. 3.3 Treasurer’s report
d. 3.4 Financial Statements

3. Questions

4. Appointment of Directors
a. 5.1 Appointment of Brad Griffiths to the Board
b. 5.2 Nominations

5. Special Resolution 2:
a. That item 9.3 of the AFIA Constitution be amended to: “The membership and subscription year shall be from 1 April to 31 March”.

AFIA 2021 AGM Date

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the evening of Thursday 30 September 2021. As the Meeting will be held in conjunction with a Fodder Forum the exact time will be provided to members with the AGM papers on 8 September, however, all Fodder Forums will commence at 7pm (AEST). Members are encouraged to add this date to their diaries.

2021 Director nomination

The Australian Fodder Industry Association invites applications from members wishing to be considered for appointment as a Director of the Association.

Under the AFIA Constitution [8.1(e)] only those members who have held an AFIA membership for two years are eligible to nominate for a Board position. Board members are elected for a three-year term. Interested members are asked to read the Director 2021 nomination form to review the background and process, including the details required. Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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AFIA Fodder Festival

The Fodder Festival is a joint initiative between the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and the Elmore Field Days Committee.

The Festival is held every two years, with the last event held in Elmore on 17 March 2021.

Stay tuned for more details on Fodder Festival 2023 – to be held at Elmore in March 2023.

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Fodder Forums

Online Fodder Forums

AFIA is hosting a Fodder Forum Series throughout September to discuss the key issues impacting the fodder industry. Please do join us.

The aim of these events is to reconnect with AFIA members, engage with non-members and the broader supply chain, and importantly, provide an opportunity to discuss key issues impacting the fodder industry.

Each week we will hear from a couple of AFIA Members presenting “our place” and sharing a seasonal update from their part of Australia.

The forums will be held on Thursday evenings from 7pm (AEST) and will run for 100 minutes. The final forum will culminate in AFIA’s Annual General Meeting.

Fodder Forum 1 – Not negotiable: safety!

Thursday 2 September – 7pm (AEST)

Proudly sponsored by AFIA’s Gold Sponsor – Krone.

Fodder Forum 2 – 3D Futures – opportunities for ag

Thursday 9 September – 7pm (AEST) 

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Preferred Partner – Entegra.

Fodder Forum 3. R&D Outcomes

Thursday 16 September – 7pm (AEST) 

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Gold Sponsor – Kuhn.

Fodder Forum 4: Automation

Thursday 23 September – 7pm (AEST) 

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Fodder Care Founding Partner New Holland.

Fodder Forum 5. Forecasting Fodder’s Future + AGM

Thursday 30 September – 7pm (AEST) 

A panel discussion covering quality, economy, land, end-users and testing.

Culminating in AFIA’s 2021 AGM.

Note:  How to join the online Forum

The events will be live and online via Microsoft Teams. We encourage you to install the Microsoft Teams app well in advance of the Fodder Forums if you don’t already have it installed on your computer.

If you don’t wish to install the app, please ensure you access the forums via the Chrome or Edge web browsers, as other browsers, including Safari, do not seem to work as smoothly.

More information about using Microsoft Teams is available here.

National Fodder Conference

The AFIA National Fodder Conference is an annual event bringing together the fodder community, government and stakeholders.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Conference was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

We look forward to seeing everyone for the 2022 National Fodder Conference to be held in July-August 2022.

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AFIA 2021 Photo Competition

The 2021 AFIA Photo Competition is proudly sponsored by the team at

PRIZES

Social media

First Place iPad Mini
People’s Choice $250 Gift Voucher

High Resolution

First Place iPad Mini
People’s Choice $250 Voucher

 

The top 12 entries will feature in the 2022 Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) calendar.

BACKGROUND

Each year the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) produces a calendar comprised of shortlisted photographs from its annual photo competition. These photos are taken by members of Australia’s fodder family. The AFIA calendar is a great way to celebrate our hard-working members and their dedication and support of the Australian fodder industry.

In 2021, we are using the AFIA acronym to focus on four key areas:

  • Animals
  • Family
  • Innovation
  • Adaptation

RULES OF ENTRY

Entries open on Monday 9 August 2021 and close at 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021. Entries are open to all AFIA members. If you are not currently a member, please contact AFIA (info@afia.org.au) to join.

All photos:
• Must depict safe farming practices.
• Should be landscape/horizontal in orientation.
• Need to be a minimum 2.5MB and a maximum of 10MB in JPG or PNG format.
• Should include a title.
• Must feature at least one of the four key areas (the judges will be looking for photographs which highlight all four key areas).

Permitted alterations include cropping, rotation, and brightness adjustments but content must not be added, removed, or distorted beyond the truth.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

A maximum of three photo entries per AFIA member is allowed.

Social media prize entries can simply upload one photograph at a time and tag @ausfodder to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ausfodder21. The photograph should also be emailed to media@afia.org.au.

High resolution prize entries should submit high resolution (300 dpi) photographs via email to media@afia.org.au.

JUDGING AND WINNERS

The promoter of this competition is the Australian Fodder Industry Association (the “Promoter”), ABN 12 131 678 727, PO Box 527 Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia.

All valid entries will be judged on composition, artistic merit, illustration of the theme, composition, overall impact, and their relevance to the Promoter’s aims and mission – to promote and grow the Australian fodder industry.

Each entrant, by entering the competition:
• agrees to the use of their photograph(s) in future communications including print, broadcast, social media and promotional purposes, including by not limited to the AFIA calendar, “Focus on Fodder” (AFIA’s magazine), and the AFIA website, without compensation, and
• agrees that the Promoter will own all intellectual property rights, including copyright in any resulting material.

Entrants under the age of 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian to enter.

The name of the prize winners will be announced in early November. Please allow at least 28 days from the date of notification for the delivery of the prizes.

ENTRY FORM

All entrants must complete the ENTRY FORM and submit it with their photograph(s) via email to: media@afia.org.au

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