Australian Sunflower Association
Formed in 1976, the objectives of the Australian Sunflower Association are to:
Promote the Australian Sunflower Industry
Assist in organising seminars and workshops
Foster sunflower research and extension
To coordinate and work with other similar industry associations, both domestically and internationally.
Membership of the ASA is open to individuals and organisations involved in any facet of the sunflower value chain, including growers, researchers, food and feed processors, the seed industry, merchandising organisations and agronomic advisers.
The Australian Sunflower Association acts as a voice for all sectors of the industry and assists growers to capitalise on new developments and opportunities. The ASA aims to develop grower confidence in all sunflower types through high yields and sunflower’s contribution to more profitable farming systems.
The ASA operates as a formal sub-committee of Australian Oilseeds Federation Inc.
Key activities and publications undertaken and supported by the ASA include:
The Better Sunflowers website for all agronomy resources and information;
Big Yellow Sunflower Pack resource folder
Annually updated Sunflower Marketing Guide for Growers;
Nationally accredited training in partnership with Tocal NSW DPI for sunflower advisers and industry members; and the
Quarterly Better Sunflowers eNewsletter.
ASA Committee Membership (Current October 2015)
Kevin Charlesworth, Chairman, Former Grower, Highfields
Loretta Serafin, Deputy Chairman, Leader Northern Dryland Cropping Systems, NSW DPI, Tamworth
Nick Goddard, Executive Director, Australian Oilseeds Federation, Sydney
Chris Haire, Program Manager, Summer Crops, Nuseed, Toowoomba
Tony Lockrey, Consulting Agronomist, AMPS Moree
Paul McIntosh, Agronomist, Landmark, Toowoomba
Sue Thompson, Research Fellow (Plant Pathology), University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
To contact the Australian Sunflower Association, email firstname.lastname@example.org.