Annual Forum


Grower Group Alliance

Annual Forum
Flyer 20172017 National Grower Group Summit & GGA Annual Forum

In 2017, the GGA Annual Forum will coincide with the National Grower Group Summit to be held Western Australia. This summit will focus on the dynamic interaction of investment, innovation and collaboration in the Australian agri-food sector, and the emerging opportunities this present for grower groups around Australia.
Flyer 20162016 Annual Forum

On Friday 19 August, 110 people convened at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough for the Grower Group Alliance Annual Forum to focus on the themes of “COLLABORATION – VALUE – SUCCESS”. The event was a unique opportunity for grower group staff, members and key industry stakeholders to come together to talk about their successes, challenges and above all to develop solutions that will lead to improved regional RD&E delivery and a more profitable and sustainable agricultural sector.
GGA Proceedings 20152015 Annual Forum

The 2015 forum, ‘Practice Change to Profit: Supporting Effective Grower Groups’, this year’s Forum challenged participants to think about the underlying drivers of practice change and provided pointers on how to develop and deliver highly successful extension programs. Further to this groups were provided with an insight into ways that they can boost the capacity of their business models through exploring the elements of effective boards and investigating the diverse range of grower group models from across Australia.
GGA Proceedings 20142014 Annual Forum

The 2014 forum, ‘Striving for profitability beyond agronomics’, aimed to take grower groups out of their comfort zone through championing innovation and showcasing concepts and ideas beyond the traditional ‘grower group project’ box.
GGA Proceedings 20122012 Annual Forum


Celebrating 10 years: the way forward began looking back at achievements, and toward a
sustainable future, with a call for self efficiency and independence at the grass roots level, and for
an 'occupy movement' where grower groups occupy the state. It was highlighted nothing worthwhile
is ever achieved without collaboration, and that the industry needs to work together to improve,
RD&E delivery, sustainability and public perceptions.
GGA Proceedings 20112011 Annual Forum


At the ninth Annual Forum, held 19th August 2011, the agenda aimed to go 'Back to Basics', exploring the best ways to develop collaborative projects and pave a clear pathway to engage with grower groups in a rapidly changing environment, ensuring the formation of smooth and successful partnerships across the network.