SANTFA is supported by partnerships with the following companies:

Silver Sponsors

John Deere Limited

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com or in Australia and New Zealand at JohnDeere.com.au and JohnDeere.co.nz.

Bronze Sponsors

AGF Seeds

AV Weather Pty Ltd

A.V.Weather provides accurate long range forecasting, specifically tailored for the agricultural community of Australia.

I offer 5 months outlooks, 4 week forecast and daily forecast for your exact location.

The subscription service is a month by month basis, and I can tailor the packages to suit anyone’s individual needs

I have been forecasting weather since 1988, have forecasted as a non for profit origination since 2006, and started forecasting as a business professionally at the start of they year.

I now have a widespread client database across the entire country, as farmers strive to get the early mail on the following years growing seasons.

I also update my clients daily through my website, so they wont miss anything that develops, and are always kept one step ahead which is vital for planning, and making the best decisions for your business.

My contact details are :


0412 735 441


Glencore Grain/Viterra

Glencore Grain has been operating in Australia for more than 10 years and is one of the largest buyers of wheat, barley, oilseeds and pulses direct from Australian growers. In southern Australia, our wholly owned subsidiary, Viterra, provides a storage and handling network spanning key growing regions. This well established network has been serving customers for more than 50 years.

Through Glencore Grain’s grain marketing business and the Viterra storage and handling business, we aim to ensure the competitiveness of Australian grain in the global market place now and into the future by creating the most efficient supply chain and working closely with our grower and commercial customers to meet their needs.

More information is available on our websites, www.glencoregrain.com.au and www.viterra.com.au


GrainGrowers Ltd

GrainGrowers is Australia’s only national, independent, member-based, financially sustainable, technically resourced, grain producer organisation. We’re working to make a more efficient, sustainable and profitable grains industry for all Australian grain producers. We achieve this by having a strong policies and submissions process which is underpinned by our National Policy Group. Through running education courses and events we help our people thrive and by also developing and distributing a wide range of products and services which directly benefit the industry.

GrainGrowers’ flagship product ProductionWise was developed to provide an online crop management platform for farmers. Utilising digital tools to record on-farm activities and operations you will achieve greater traceability, improved accountability and as a result, achieve greater yields and profits through smarter farming.

For more information visit www.graingrowers.com.au or for ProductionWise visit www.productionwise.com.au or call 02 9888 9600


Manutec is a broadbased manufacturing and distribution company based in Adelaide, South Australia.  The Manutec agricultural components division supplies specialised direct drill and zero till components to Farmers, Agricultural Dealers and OEMs. Manutec components can be used to convert or refurbish air seeders, drills, combines or disc planters. For OEMs Manutec can purpose build a product to your specification or provide one of our existing products as an original part for your machine. Manutec has a wide range of press wheels, coulters and discs to suit most machines and environments as either a new fit out or as replacements for existing systems.  Also available is a range of aftermarket equipment designed to replace and enhance existing press wheel, gauge wheel and discs on other manufacturers equipment.  Manutec also has the capability to rapidly design and prototype new equipment to suit environments where existing systems may not work.

Needham Ag Technologies

Needham Ag Technologies, LLC. is a crop management consulting and equipment parts company based in Kentucky, USA. Our website is www.needhamag.com

Owner Phil Needham has worked within most agricultural production areas of Australia over the past 30 years, consulting with farmers, dealers and manufacturers, in addition to conducting field days, grower meetings and speaking at conferences.

Needham Ag Technologies, LLC. proudly provide global experience and product sales at the local level through our dealer A. G. Schilling & Co. in Kadina, SA.

For more info on our products for planters, drills and air-seeders in Australia, please contact:

A.G. Schilling & Co,
Kadina, SA.

Phone: 08-8825-7224

Fax: 08-8825-7229

Email: Mark cgfarms@bigpond.com or Merridee mlschilling@bigpond.com

Peats Soil & Garden Supplies

Peats Soil and Garden Supplies is a second-generation, wholly South Australian company focused on receiving, processing and marketing recyclable organic resources in bulk and bag forms. Our vision is to be a world leader in sustainable and innovative organics recycling. Our 45 year heritage and passion for organics recycling and the creation of valuable landscaping, garden and horticultural products has given us a reputation as a true environmental and carbon friendly company.

We receive and process much of metropolitan Adelaide’s green organics through council kerbside and business collections, as well as food organics from hotels, supermarkets, schools, office buildings, food processors and manufacturers utilising our globally famous BiobiN organic waste collection and on-site processing facilities amongst many other collection methods.

We offer a range of popular Peats-manufactured compost, soil and mulch products. They are available at numerous retail outlets across South Australia or provided directly to landscapers, civil contractors, schools and local government organisations. We cater to broad acre, vineyards, vegetable growers, orchards, nut growers and turf management specialists with our range of Australian Standard and NASAA certified organic compost, soil, mulch and top-dressing products. We use our unique Peats SSS™ (Soil Solution System) to tailor make the most ideal product that will maximise our client’s output and value.

Today we have 3 depots and compost all sorts of green organics, sludge, manures and greenwaste. Peats and BiobiN®, are now gradually expanding globally. Whether it’s bulk or bag Peats will deliver on quality, performance and above all provide the solution to the problems that each client may have.

For more information, check out our website www.peatssoil.com.au or contact one of our friendly staff.

Head office

Phone: 08 8556 5295
Fax: 08 8557 7550
Email: admin@peatssoil.com.au

Peats Soil Sales Team
Trent Milford  (Sales South of Adelaide): 0419 310 441
Jarrad O’Riley (Sales North of Adelaide): 0407 600 340
John Hogarth (Commercial Manager): 0407 788 028