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As the national body for the dried grape industry, DFA deals with a wide range of issues that have the potential to impact growers, and provides a number of services to its members. 

Member benefits

  • Industrial relations
    • National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) – advocacy on key government issues
    • VECCI – specific information on industrial relations issues
    • Block Wages Update
  • Communications
    • e-News – covers important grower information, including industry trends, events and weather outlooks
    • The Vine – quarterly magazine for the dried fruits and table grape industries
    • Website
    • Online library – houses industry news, research and reports dating back to the 1930s
    • Dedicated communications officer
  • On the farm
    • Reference materials – annual Spray Diary, Dried Grape Production Manual, A Practical Safety Guide for the Horticulture Industry, Best Practice Guides
    • Field officer – part-time work with growers to improve best practice management
  • Industry development
    • Commercialisation of new dried grape varieties
    • Information forums and training sessions
    • Field days/walks
    • Study tours
    • Opportunities to network with other growers
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia
    • Active involvement in investment of R&D and marketing levies
    • Focus on export marketing opportunities – representation at conferences and trade shows
  • Grant funding
    • Innovation Grants – up to four awarded per year to recognise grower innovations
    • Dried Vine Fruit Diversification and Sustainability Initiative funding

For more information about DFA membership, please contact us.