Wow! What a great series of roadshows we had across the state with over 200 grape growers and interested parties attending.
Overall it was very pleasing to see the renewed optimism among many of our wine grape growers and to hear directly from some of these growers along with a selection of our knowledgeable roadshow presenters. Be sure to check out the informative interview videos here.
One of my ‘take home’ messages from the Roadshows was the need to communicate directly with our members. Presently there are many important things relevant to wine grape growers I want to share with you. Labour Hire Legislation, Natural Resource Management Changes, future grower events, new State Government changes and updates on Primary Producers SA’s continuing hard work for all South Australia’s agricultural sector are a few.
I also need to communicate the proposed change to the SA Grape Grower Industry Fund (SAGGIF) with as many members as possible, including providing members with additional information and then conducting a formal vote. To do this I require currentSAGGIF members to register their member details online for me to verify membership and ensure the voting process is correct and transparent.
Following verification, all confirmed members will then receive further information including the proposal, FAQ’s and timelines. Reminders will be included in our newsletters, on our Facebook page and website and directly to your provided email address.
So where to from here – quite simply, if you’re a WGCSA member and want to be kept up to date about areas affecting grape growers in SA and if you want your say on the proposed change to the SAGGIF, then please register your membership details herebefore COB 31st August 2018.
Not sure if you’re a member? Follow the link for examples of membership. Don’t miss out on important information and opportunities regarding wine grape growers in SA.
Grower members must register via the online process to be able to vote.
Lastly, a huge thank you to all the growers who attended the Roadshows, engaged in respectful conversations and completed the questionnaire. Your input and support are very much encouraged and appreciated.
It was another reminder of the overwhelming amount of diverse, intelligent and passionate grape growers we have here in South Australia.
I’m thrilled to advise the winner of the MEA weather station was Anthony Scholz from the Barossa. Anthony is lucky enough to already have a weather station and has kindly donated it back to WGCSA. WGCSA has decided to randomly select a member who registers their details to receive this valuable weather station.
That’s all from me, happy pruning, stay warm and don’t forget to register your details here.
WGCSA Business Manager