Membership FAQ

What is the cost of becoming a member of the ODPG, and what are the benefits?

How do I join?

How do I renew my membership?

Bank Transfers: What are the ODPG Bank Account Details?

Do the ODPG have an office?

What is the ODPG values and vision?

How do I go about joining the committee?


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 and tips for better farming, and discounts on field days and other ODPG events, including the annual conference.

Visit our Membership page to find out more and see our current prices.

Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

Membership fees go toward the administrative costs of running the ODPG and organising the annual conference, any field days, webinars 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. How do I join?

A. Visit our Membership page to find our Farm and Commercial registration forms


Q. How do I renew my membership?

A. At the end of the year, all current members will be sent membership invoices at the reduced earlybird rate. Renewal is automatic following payment. All unpaid memberships will be deleted after the earlybird rate is over in late January and you will need to apply for a new membership here.


Q. Do I need to be an organic pastoral or dairy farmer to be a member of the ODPG?

A. Not at all. We also accept:

  • Conventional farmers with an interest in biological, chemical free, and soil remineralisation farming.
  • A supplier of inputs that can be used in organic systems.
  • An organic extension service provider.
  • Educators specialising in organic, regenerative and biological farming, and associated subjects.


All membership applications will be assessed before being accepted.


Q. How can I pay my membership fees?

A. Email us at odpg22@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice via Xero.


Q. Do the ODPG have an office?

A. No, the Executive Committee meet monthly via online meetings, and once a year in person at a convenient location, if possible. The Annual AGM and Conference 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, with an emphasis on dairy and pastoral farming.


Q. How do I go about joining the committee?

We always need new committee members to join our friendly group! Please send us an email introducing yourself to odpg22@gmail.com. (You will need to become a member to join the committee, if you are not a member already.) A minimum commitment is to attend the monthly meeting of between 1 – 2 hours on Zoom, but you can be as involved as you want to be with the rest of our activities.

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