South Australian Farmers Federation relaunched, rebranded and reformed after constitution change
The South Australian Farmers Federation is to undergo a rebrand, relaunch and restructuring after its members voted to disband the 123-year-old organisation.
The SAFF has been in existence since 1890
The former federation will now be known as Primary Producers SA. The change was triggered by a members’ vote to change the constitution and name at a special general meeting in Adelaide on Monday.
"It will hopefully provide a united front for all of agriculture," vice president of the former SAFF, Alexander MacLachlan.
Garry Hansen, president of Grain Producers SA said the change was "fantastic" for farmers in South Australia.
"I think we can start putting some rungs on the board for primary producers whatever production they are in," he said.
Staff and assets will transfer over automatically, ensuring the new body is able to operate immediately. The membership will also transfer to the new body by default unless they elect to opt out.