What is the cost of becoming a member of the ODPG, and what are the benefits?
Do I need to be an organic pastoral or dairy farmer to be a member of the ODPG?
When does 2020 Membership Registration open?
Bank Transfers: What are the ODPG Bank Account Details?
Do the ODPG have an office?
What is the ODPG vision?
Q. What is the cost of becoming a member of the ODPG, and what are the benefits?
A. We currently have two levels of membership – Farm & Commercial – each with associated benefits. Membership of the ODPG connects you to other organic farmers to get advice and information about issues and concerns that relate to your farming system. Some of the benefits include: access to a range of member only resources on the website, access to an email discussion group for sharing of information, ideas, research, and tips for better farming, and discounts on field days and other ODPG events.
Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 of each year but we are offering early registrations to allow for membership discounts for our ODPG 2020 Conference in March.
You can find all the information about membership and the benefits of each one listed here.
Membership fees go toward the administrative costs of running the ODPG and putting on field days and other events. The ODPG is a non-profit organisation that seeks to enable education, information, and research that supports the organic dairying and pastoral sector.
Q. Do I need to be an organic pastoral or dairy farmer to be a member of the ODPG?
1. No, you can be a conventional farmer but it would help if you were interested in biological, chemical free, and soil remineralisation farming.
2. A supplier of inputs that can be used in organic systems.
3. An organic extension service provider.
All membership applications will be assessed before being accepted.
Q. When does 2020 Membership registration open?
A. Our 2020 membership opens on December 1st 2019 to allow people the opportunity to receive a discount for the ODPG 2020 Conference (‘The Regenerative Soil Solution’) in March at Lincoln University. Early registration is also available to those registering for the Ian Mitchell-Innes Workshop on December 4th
Q. Bank Transfers: What are the ODPG Bank Account Details?
A. Yes, you can pay manually into the ODPG Bank Account.
Account Number: 38-9002-0752469-000
Q. Do the ODPG have an office?
A. No, the executives meet monthly via online meetings, and two or three times a year in person at a convenient location. The AGM is moved around the country to give the regions close by the opportunity to attend.
Q. What are the ODPG values?
- supportive and co-operative group
- sustainable agriculture
- nuturing the environment
- supporting natural organic food systems.
Q. What is the ODPG vision?
The Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group will be the source of support for organic farming systems.