By joining WAFarmers, you will become a crucial part of Western Australia’s largest rural advocacy organisation, ensuring your voice is heard on state and federal agricultural issues.
A Trusted Reputation: More than 3,500 farmers advocate WAFarmers as the most powerful voice on Western Australian agricultural issues, boasting over 100 years worth of results to prove it.
Supporting Young Farmers: WAFarmers understands the importance of the next generation of farmers and offer support, a community network, guidance and information to the next generation of farmers within Western Australia.
Securing a Future for Food: WAFarmers executive officers work tirelessly engaging with the government to ensure the farm gate voice is heard on state farming issues. WAFarmers listens to the concerns of members and echoes this in their advocacy efforts to improve the profitable future of farming.
Member Specific Newsletter: WAFarmers maintains close communication with its members on a regular basis through its member specific newsletter. Be informed regularly regarding national agricultural, government and industry representative comments and policies.
Local Leadership: WAFarmers is the only farm organisation in Western Australia to be a member of the National Farmers’ Federation, WoolProducers Australia, Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, Australian Dairy Farmers, Cattle Council of Australia, Sheepmeat Council of Australia and Grain Growers Ltd, representing the best interests of their members on all national agricultural issues.
Investment in your Future: WAFarmers membership costs less than a cup of coffee a day, a very reasonable investment in ensuring your voice is heard on all farming issues, enabling positive changes that will benefit your daily farm activities
Networking and Community Development opportunities: The Annual Conference is one of WAFarmers signature showcase events. Additionally, regional community support events provide members with the opportunity to have their say, build a strong community network and encourage more positive, results driven discussion on agricultural and commodity specific issues.
Strong Partnerships: WAFarmers, pooling from its 100 year history, has developed and maintained long lasting partnerships with media, key industry bodies and government representatives, placing us in an enviable strategic position to work on behalf of our members.
Our business is a member of WAFarmers because we want to support our industry and ensure farmers have input into the decisions made by governments and others that have such a big impact on how we can farm. Through WAFarmers I have enjoyed meeting and working with some really committed farmers and pastoralists who put in many, many volunteer hours in trying to make a difference for their industry. We all need to do our bit in support of our industry - many voices will give us a stronger voice.
As a farmer I have little influence on important matters such as Live sheep export. Being a member of WAFarmers expands my views and puts them before Government. As a General Council delegate I have a chance to meet and exchange views with top farmers from all around the state.
After about 10 years farming on my own, I was searching for a way to gain knowledge about farming, outside family members, but found it difficult to talk 'farming' with other farmers in the area. As my father had been a member of WAFarmers for a long time, I decided to go to a few meetings and see how it went. It wasn't long before I was 'roped in' and representing the zone. I enjoy on farm research and development information that I get from being a member.
The Commercial Egg Producers Association of WA Inc represents WA egg producers and has been affiliated with WAFarmers since 1995, using their position to advocate for members at State Government level.
Being a WAFarmers member means I have access to information and networks that allow me to keep up to date on agricultural issues, the ability to have input into these issues and have my concerns voiced to the people in the right places.