Membership

Together we will grow a sustainable and profitable industry.

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) connects the entire fodder supply chain – from seed to feed.

Being an AFIA member will place you in this network and allow you to stay up to date with all things fodder, from the latest industry news and events to machinery releases, R&D announcements and trade data.

We have membership categories to suit all needs.

You can meet AFIA’s Life Members too, stalwarts who have shaped the organisation and the industry through their enormous contributions.

Member Code of Conduct

AFIA Membership Options

*Membership fee includes GST and $20 joining fee.  

AFIA’s membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Details of specific membership categories are as follows:

AFIA member benefits include:

  • The ability to actively shape the future of AFIA and the Australian fodder industry
  • Access to the latest in fodder industry News
  • Member rates to attend AFIA event; the Australian National Fodder Conference, Overseas Study Tours and AFIA Grower Updates

Become a member of AFIA today and gain access to our national network fodder industry professionals.

If you are a grower, contractor, exporter, researcher, or service provider with a business that relies on the Australian Fodder Industry this is the network that will help you grow your business.

Life Members

AFIA awards Life Membership to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation, and through it, the fodder industry. Life Membership is viewed by AFIA as a major achievement, with awards presented at the annual National Fodder Conference.

To be eligible for a Life Membership award, members have to:

  • have been a member of AFIA, or a sponsor representative, for a minimum of 10 consecutive years*.
  • have undertaken an official role with AFIA or have provided significant input to AFIA and its membership by giving ‘above and beyond’ over an extended period of time.
  • have been an AFIA advocate over the period of their membership and, in doing so, contributed to AFIA achieving its mission.

* Life Membership may also be considered for past AFIA members (i.e. retired/resigned) under special consideration for the substantial contribution previously made by these individuals to AFIA and the Australian fodder industry.

Life Membership is the highest honour that AFIA can bestow upon its members and as such, it is not readily awarded but rather, it is an award of esteem and prestige.

Life Member entitlements
  • AFIA Membership will be granted in perpetuity to the Life Member without the application of an annual membership fee.
  • Member and voting entitlements will remain as per the category of membership prior to the awarding of the Life Membership.
  • A Life Membership cannot be transferred and ceases upon the resignation of the individual from AFIA or the death of that individual.
Nomination process

As per AFIA’s Constitution (Item 7.3), nominations for AFIA Life Membership must be received and reviewed by the AFIA Board, and if approved, included in the Association’s Annual General Meeting agenda for approval by members.

AFIA awards Life Membership to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation, and through it, the fodder industry. Life Membership is viewed by AFIA as a major achievement, with awards presented at the annual National Fodder Conference.

To be eligible for a Life Membership award, members have to:

  • have been a member of AFIA, or a sponsor representative, for a minimum of 10 consecutive years*.
  • have undertaken an official role with AFIA or have provided significant input to AFIA and its membership by giving ‘above and beyond’ over an extended period of time.
  • have been an AFIA advocate over the period of their membership and, in doing so, contributed to AFIA achieving its mission.

* Life Membership may also be considered for past AFIA members (i.e. retired/resigned) under special consideration for the substantial contribution previously made by these individuals to AFIA and the Australian fodder industry.

Life Member entitlements
  • AFIA Membership will be granted in perpetuity to the Life Member without the application of an annual membership fee.
  • Member and voting entitlements will remain as per the category of membership prior to the awarding of the Life Membership.
  • A Life Membership cannot be transferred and ceases upon the resignation of the individual from AFIA or the death of that individual.

Do you know an AFIA member who you believe has made an outstanding contribution to AFIA and the Australian fodder industry and should be considered for a Life Membership award?  If so, please submit a nomination or click here to download the application form which includes details and the eligibility criteria.

AFIA’s Honorary Life Members

Life Membership is the highest honour that AFIA can bestow upon its members and as such, it is not readily awarded but rather, it is an award of esteem and prestige.

Nomination process

As per AFIA’s Constitution (Item 7.3), nominations for AFIA Life Membership must be received and reviewed by the AFIA Board, and if approved, included in the Association’s Annual General Meeting agenda for approval by members.

Mr Colin Simpson

 

Honoured 2007

Mr Don Law

 

Honoured 2008

Mr Peter Flinn

 

Honoured 2008

Mr David Sexton

 

Honoured 2009

Mr Bill Gough

Deceased

Honoured 2011

Charlie Williams

 

Honoured 2017

Mike Collins

 

Honoured 2018

Graham “Thommo” Thomson

Honoured 2019

Frank Mickan

 

Honoured 2019 

Nominate a Life Member

Please complete the following information about yourself and the nominee.  Alternatively, you can download the form here.

Please detail the nominee’s contribution to the Australian fodder industry and explain why you believe the nominee should be awarded an Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) Life Membership.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Provide a photograph of the nominee - preferably a passport size, head shot of the nominee. (Please note applications not fully completed, or received without a photograph, will not be processed).