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

2022 AGM

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in association with the 2022 National Fodder Conference on Tuesday 26 July 2022, at the Empire Theatre, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland.

2022 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 2022 nomination form to review the background and process, including the details required. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 June.

2021 AGM

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the evening of Thursday 30 September 2021.

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.

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual ReportMedia Release 15 July 2019 AFIA 2019 Annual Report   The 2019 Annual Report to Members is now available online. Click here to download

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2018 Annual Report

Media Release 23 July 2018 AFIA 2018 Annual Report The 2018 Annual Report to Members is now available online.

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AFIA 2018 AGM – Board Election and Ballot

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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.

AFIA Fodder Festival 2021

FODDER FESTIVAL2021 AFIA Fodder Festival Program Elmore Events Centre, Elmore Victoria Wednesday 17 March 2021 BREAKFAST AND WELCOME 6.30am Gates open 7.00-7.45am Breakfast served - enjoy a bacon and egg roll and coffee in the Agriculture Pavilion...

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Fodder Forums

Online Fodder Forums

During September 2021 AFIA hosted a series of five online Fodder Forums.

If you missed an event you can watch them by following the links below.

Fodder Forum 1 – Not negotiable: safety!

Proudly sponsored by AFIA’s Gold Sponsor – Krone.

WATCH:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qwqU-64WpM

Fodder Forum 2 – 3D Futures – opportunities for ag

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Preferred Partner – Entegra.

WATCH:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSpZgbX-hQ

Fodder Forum 3. R&D Outcomes

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Gold Sponsor – Kuhn.

WATCH:  https://youtu.be/OPkPGlg7Xnc

Fodder Forum 4: Automation

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

WATCH:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9bRi8MZIM

Fodder Forum 5. Forecasting Fodder’s Future + AGM

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

Culminating in AFIA’s 2021 AGM.

WATCH:  https://youtu.be/OJOsHhUCfsA

National Fodder Conference

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

2022 NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE

Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July, 2022

After a long two years of restrictions, lockdowns and mandates, we are very excited to be planning a long-awaited fodder family catch-up in Queensland.

TICKETS

Registrations have now closed.

EVENT DETAILS

DESTINATION: Empire Theatre, 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba QLD

Toowoomba, with a population of around 170,000, is located in Queensland’s Darling Downs region approximately 130 kilometres, or 90 minutes, from Brisbane. Toowoomba also has a local airport (Wellcamp) with flight options available.

DATES

  • Welcome function – 5pm, Monday 25 July
  • Conference – Tuesday 26 July & Wednesday 27 July
  • AFIA AGM – Tuesday 26 July (during Conference)
  • Gala dinner – Tuesday 26 July
  • Post-conference tour – Thursday 28 to Friday 29 July

Join AFIA and local hosts, Feed Central, for an informative two-day tour of a range of agriculture industries and other businesses operating in the Darling Downs region. This is a two-day infotainment event not to be missed! [Please note numbers are limited].

TRAVEL

Toowoomba, with a population of around 170,000, is located in Queensland’s Darling Downs region approximately 130 kilometres, or 90 minutes, from Brisbane. Toowoomba also has a local airport (Wellcamp) with flight options available.

The Eastern Darling Downs region is characterised by grain dominated winter cropping. Grain sorghum is the preferred dryland summer grain crop, as it is hardier and more tolerant of dry weather than maize. Dryland and irrigated cotton is common, and crops such as sunflower, millet, panicum, maize, chickpea, soybean, mungbean and navybean are important components of rotations with wheat and barley.

ACCOMMODATION

AFIA has secured rates for attendees close to the venue.

 

POST CONFERENCE TOUR

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

SPONSORSHIP

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities – now closed.

TRADE EXHIBITORS

Get up-to-date with the latest fodder industry machinery, tools, products and news … all in a central spot at the National Fodder Conference exhibition hall.

  • Biostart
  • CEA
  • DLF Seeds
  • Entegra
  • Feed Central
  • FodderLink
  • GenTech
  • Grevillia Ag
  • Intergrain
  • ISF Global/Hay Guard
  • John Deere
  • Kuhn
  • Krone
  • Marcrest
  • New Holland
  • Nutrien
  • PSC Griffiths Goodall
  • QDPI/Fire Ants
  • SafeAg Systems
  • Tama
  • UniPak
  • Venus Packaging

COVID SAFETY

All National Fodder Conference attendees will be required to follow Queensland Government COVID guidelines which are available here.

RELATED EVENTS

Pre-Fodder Conference – Maxi Luncheon

Cieran Maxwell, General Manager of Feed Central was earlier in the year diagnosed with liver and bowel cancer. Cieran is putting up the fight of his life supported by his family and friends in and around Toowoomba.  To focus on his battle Cieran has resigned from his position at Feed Central.

To celebrate Cieran’s career and to support him in his journey the Feed Central team are organsing a fund-raising lunch in Toowoomba on the day before the National Conference (Monday 25 July).  It’s an open invitation and will be a great pre-conference event to be involved in – book tickets here.

Cieran will give the key note address at the event, telling the story of his career journey from managing International 5 Star Hotels to being an instrumental leader at Feed Central and within the fodder industry for over a decade. The lunch will also feature the presentation of the National Hay Quality Awards.

This event is a fundraising event for the Cancer Council QLD. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here.

National Fodder Conference 2022

2022 NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July, 2022 After a long two years of restrictions, lockdowns and mandates, we are very excited to be planning a long-awaited fodder family catch-up in sunny Queensland. DESTINATION Empire...

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AFIA 2022 Photo Competition

The 2022 AFIA Photo Competition is proudly sponsored by the team at ThriveAgri:

PRIZES

 

First Prize iPad Mini
Second Prize $500 Gift Voucher
People’s Choice $250 Gift Voucher

 

The top 12 entries will feature in the 2023 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 2022, our theme is: Fodder: supporting agriculture to thrive!

 

RULES OF ENTRY

Entries open on Wednesday 27 July and close at 5pm on Friday 14 October 2022. Entries are open to all AFIA members. If you are not currently a member, please join AFIA by clicking here.

All photos:

  • must depict safe farming practices.
  • should be landscape/horizontal in orientation.
  • should be high resolution (best for calendar printing) and as a guide need to be a minimum 2.5MB and a maximum of 10MB in JPG or PNG format.
  • should include a title.
  • should address the theme

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.

The photographs should be emailed 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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