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.

It’s National Hay Safe Day!

What a year! With a promising season in full swing, an eye on the weather, and a global pandemic impacting the availability and movement of workers across the country, it is THE perfect time to take a day to focus on safety across the fodder supply chain. The...

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Annual General Meetings

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

AFIA 2018 AGM - Board Election and Ballot Media Release 13 July 2018 AFIA 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Notice of 2018 AFIA Board Election & Ballot   In 2018 AFIA has two Director positions available as part of the Company’s...

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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.


Fodder Forum 2 – 3D Futures – opportunities for ag

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Preferred Partner – Entegra.


Fodder Forum 3. R&D Outcomes

Proudly supported by AFIA’s Gold Sponsor – Kuhn.


Fodder Forum 4: Automation

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


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.


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.

2019 National Fodder Conference

      Registrations for the 2019 National Fodder Conference have now closed.      Click the image above to download the Conference Program Preview     Our Place The Australian Fodder Industry Association...

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2018 National Fodder Conference

29th - 31st July, 2018 Adelaide Convention Centre South Australia   The Future of Fodder The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to present the 2018 National Fodder Conference taking place from July 29 - 31 at the Adelaide...

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AFIA 2021 Photo Competition

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


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.


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


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 ( 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.


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

High resolution prize entries should submit high resolution (300 dpi) photographs via email to


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.


All entrants must complete the ENTRY FORM and submit it with their photograph(s) via email to:

2020 AFIA Photo Competition

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2015 Photo Competition

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