About Us

PPSA has a vision for a strong, viable primary production sector in South Australia, which is valued by government and the community.

The purpose of PPSA is:

  • To vigorously represent the interests and concerns of primary producers to government and the community;
  • To present one voice to government and the wider community on cross-commodity issues affecting primary producers in South Australia;
  • To promote the importance of primary production in South Australia and ensure that the contributions and achievements of primary producers are acknowledged and appreciated; and
  • To work with and assist stakeholders and suppliers to primary production where such assistance will ultimately benefit primary producers.

The success of the system will depend on the ability to provide inclusive and genuine representation for primary producers, across sectors and regions.

Examples of cross-commodity issues include:

  • trade (market access and development, interstate anomalies and competition)
  • taxation, government levies and charges
  • planning and land security
  • rural development, communities and social issues
  • transport and logistics
  • natural resource management and water policy
  • cost and availability of power
  • biosecurity and emergency management
  • R,D&E, education and training
  • workforce issues (industrial relations, work health and safety, WorkCover issues) and
  • animal welfare issues.

Each of PPSA’s foundation members (Grain Producers SA, Livestock SA, the Horticulture Coalition of SA, the Wine Grape Council of SA, and the SA Dairyfarmers Association) is represented by a Councillor on the PPSA Council. The PPSA Council has been meeting every six to eight weeks – and must meet at least four times per year.

PPSA has an NRM Committee, a Transport and Infrastructure Committee and a R, D & E Working Group. PPSA is also represented on a number of external boards and committees.

 

PPSA – Rules of Association

 

PPSA Councillors

 

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Rob Kerin

Executive Chairman

Primary Producers South Australia
Garry Hansen

Councillor

Grain Producers SA
Former Premier of South Australia, current Chairman and Executive Officer of Regional Development SA and principal of Rob Kerin Consulting. Rob brings a wealth of knowledge to PPSA.

 

Garry is a grain grower and livestock producer, cropping around 5,000 hectares at Coomandook in the Upper South East of South Australia. He has served on a number of industry boards and committees including: AusBulk Ltd and United Grower Holdings Ltd, the Grains Council of Australia, the SA GRDC Research Advisory Committee and SA Grains Council.

 

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Geoff Power

Councillor

Livestock SA
Simon Berry

Councillor

Wine Grape Council of SA
Geoff and his wife Val run a self-replacing Merino flock east of the southern Flinders Ranges, near Orroroo, and a cropping operation north-east of Jamestown. Simon and Cecelia have a vineyard at Kuitpo and Simon is the principal of berry2wine, a vineyard consultancy service. He has been a grape grower for 20 years, is the Chair of the Wine Grape Council of SA and a board member of Wine Grape Growers Australia.

 

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Con Poulos

Councillor

Horticulture Coalition of SA
David Basham

Councillor

SA Dairyfarmers Association
Con is a citrus and wine grape grower from Berri and the chairman of the SA region of Citrus Australia. Con is also a member of the newly formed National Fruit Fly Advisory Committee and of the board of CCW Coop (Australia’s largest wine grape grower cooperative).

 

David operates a 380 cow dairy farm at Mount Compass with his wife, Kate and family. He is the president of the SA Dairyfarmers Association (SADA); a role he has held since August 2005. David has also represented SA dairyfarmers nationally from 2007, including for the last 3 and half years as chair of Animal Health and Welfare.