What is and who are AFSA?
Formed in 1972, the Australian Fertiliser Services Association (AFSA) is the industry body for businesses and people who spread, distribute, sell, store, transport, manufacture or provide advice on the use of fertilisers or soil ameliorate products.
Governed by a National Board with committees and members in each state, AFSA is recognised by federal and state governments as an industry leader.
The networks within the Association have been identified as highly valued by our members and are a feature of the fertiliser services industry.
They enable members to identify and develop business opportunities, to address business and technical concerns and keep up to date with industry developments.
What does AFSA do?
For over 45 years the Association has represented the interests of its members to government and the industry generally.
It has developed strong and effective relationships with agricultural agencies and with key suppliers to the fertiliser industry to promote the sustainable use of fertilisers and soil ameliorates which gives us the ability to negotiate significant benefits for members.
The AFSA has developed and implemented a Code of Practice to improve operating standards within the industry, strengthen the focus on environmental stewardship and improve workplace health and safety.
This Code is the basis for the industry accreditation programme, Fertcare, which provides professional development and training for business owners and their staff members.
Coupled with Fertcare, the AFSA has been involved in the development of Accu-Spread, a programme that tests and accredits fertiliser spreading equipment for accuracy and evenness of spreading.
The objectives of Accu-Spread are to minimise environmental damage, improve productivity, reduce costly liability claims and improve operating standards in the industry.
What are the benefits of membership?
Membership brings advantages and with these, obligations, in the sense that members of AFSA should stand out from others in the industry through
· their professionalism
· the quality of the service they provide
· their environmental stewardship and
· the integrity of their business operations.
Membership of the Association is important, both to the member and to the Association and must be seen as important and valued by both parties.
How do you become a member?
Membership is relatively inexpensive.
For further information visit the Membership section of this website, where you will also find the necessary form to be completed:
Alternatively contact the Secretary of your state branch as shown on the State Committees page of this site.