Local agriculture groups

  • Advisory Board of Agriculture is the governing body of the Agricultural Bureau of SA.
    Jeanette Ridgway (08) 8753 2338 | ejridgway@bigpond.com 
  • Ag Excellence Alliance Inc. delivers on ground change by working with key SA Grower Groups. Ag Excellence Alliance Inc. puts out a quarterly statewide agricultural events calendar that you can sign up for on their website.
  • Australian Forest Growers Green Triangle Branch is part of the national association representing private forestry and commercial tree growing interests. 
  • Bangham/ Western Flat Ag Bureau - Chairperson - Mark Pridham 0408 676 157 | pridjo1@bigpond.com
  • Coonawarra Vignerons supports Coonawarra grapegrowers and shares information from state and federal industry organisations.
  • Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Team implement projects for the Coorong and Tatiara Local Action Planning committees.
  • DairySA develops strategic direction for dairy research, development and extension programs in South Australia. Verity Ingham the executive officer is a good first point of contact.
  • Southern Region Cropping Solutions - High Rainfall Zone Network links growers, farming systems groups, agribusiness and researchers within the “Southern High Rainfall Zone” to plan and design local activities of greatest benefit. 
  • Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council technical commitee who meets regularly to discuss viticulture industry issues.
  • Lochaber Ag Bureau - Chairperson  Justin Schultz 0428 835 002
  • Lucerne Australia is a peak industry group for the Lucerne Seed Industry.
  • Lucindale Community Economic Development Board Inc. provides a link between community ideas and making them happen.
  • MacKillop Farm Management Group communicates and develops innovative, sustainable farming practices through research and extension for the benefit of primary producers and agribusiness.
  • Mid South East Irrigators Association – Greg Kennett – 0428 572 189
  • Mil-Lel Ag Bureau - Chairperson -  Emil Peucker 0428 140 065 | roseort@activ8.net.au
  • Millicent Ag Bureau - Chairperson - Chris Bateman | chrismaris@bigpond.com
  • Mount Gambier Farmers Market happens every Saturday in summer from 8am-12pm and in winter from 9am-12pm at the Cave Gardens near the Library.
  • Onions Australia serves as an umbrella organization covering all those engaged in the onion industry including growers, packers, wholesalers, exporters, retail outlets, R&D bodies and other related industries including packing manufacturers.
  • Padthaway Grape Growers Association shares information and represents the interests of its members.
  • Permaculture Mount Gambier is a regional group of the Permaculture Association of South Australia that aims to increase awareness, provide a network and reskill people. Contact Sharn Lucas 0407 601 431. 
  • Port McDonnell Landcare Group meets regularly to discuss various biodiversity issues, and participate in on-ground works.
  • Pulse Australia provides coordinated leadership to the Australian pulse industry and facilitates activities that will achieve improved profitability for all sectors of the industry.
  • Rural Business Support offers services such as on farm visits to analyse cashflow and viability, business planning, farm business analysis, succession planning preparation and assistance with programs and grants.
  • Rural Solutions SA provides professional rural consultancy services for Australian and International public and private clients.
  • South Australian No-Till Farmers Association supports and develops no-till farming practices.
  • South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers robust scientific solutions for primary industries. There are SARDI staff based at Struan in the South East of SA.
  • Sheep Connect SA supports the development of the South Australian sheep industry.
  • Sherwood Precision Management Group discusses immediate problems of industry, benchmarking and keeping abreast of technology and information. Chairperson - Simon Forster 0418 826 742 | eastwoodpark1@bigpond.com
  • SPAA Precision Agriculture Australia is a non-profit and independent membership based group that promotes the development and adoption of precision agriculture technologies.
  • TAFE SA's Agriculture and Dairy Teams offer a range of Award and Short Course training opportunities in the South East.
  • Upper South East Irrigators Group - Chairperson -  Joe Sanford 0400 887 079 | kinyerrie@bigpond.com
  • Willalooka Farm Management Group
    Contact Jamie Jackson (08) 8757 8276 | jamiej@activ8.net.au
  • Wolseley Ag Bureau is a branch of the Ag Bureau servicing the Wolseley area. 
    Chairperson - Ted Ridgway (08) 8753 2338 | ejridgway@bigpond.com
  • Women in Agriculture and Business of SA provides a support network and encourages interest and participation in the activities of rural women, especially in primary industries. There are 8 branches in the South East Kalangadoo, Keith, Wattle Range, Lochaber, Padthaway, Stewarts Range, Mundulla and Wirrega.
  • Wrattonbully Wine Industries Association A winemaking and grape growers group for the Wrattonbully sub regional area.

For more information, contact the Regional Landcare Facilitators.

More information

  • Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
    08 8735 1204