GGA Strategic Advisory Group Welcomes New Chair

The GGA welcomes Dr Kelly Pearce as the new GGA Strategic Advisory Group chair. The decision was made by the GGA Strategic Advisory Group at their biannual meeting in early October. Kelly, a farmer from Yealering and Research Fellow with Murdoch University, moves into the chair role following two years as a GGA Strategic Advisory Group…

Groups Providing Support for Farmers Pre-Harvest

The role of grower groups as a community support network and social hub is sometimes taken for granted. However in difficult times, such as those seen with recent frost events across much of the state, it becomes more important than ever for groups to bring farmers together to ensure networks and community spirit is maintained….

Concept Exploration: National Alliance of Grower Groups

A meeting was held last month in Melbourne to explore the concept of developing a national alliance of grower groups. The meeting achieved a broad ranging, democratic and structured discussion that provided a framework for deciding the way forward, immediate actions and continued strategic planning in relation to a national alliance. There was interest and motivation…

SEGRA Conference

The Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) Conference is Australia’s premier conference on regional issues. In October 2016, SEGRA was held in the Albany and Great Southern Region and attended by over 200 delegates from across all sections of the Australian community to explore the key issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia and be part of…

Welcome to New Grower Group Staff

The GGA would like to welcome a number of new staff members who have recently joined the teams of various grower groups around the state. All the best to those settling into new roles, and we look forward to working with you in the future. Chris O’Callaghan – West Midlands Group, Acting Executive Officer Allan McKay –…

Kimberly Pilbara Cattleman’s Association

In July 2016, the GGA welcomed the Kimberly Pilbara Cattleman’s Association (KPCA) to the network. Recognising the Alliance as an opportunity to expand their networks throughout WA, the newly incorporated KPCA also saw membership of the GGA as a way to create collaborative relationships with other grower groups and be part of a collective in…