Membership FAQ

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?

Do I need to fill out the new 2018 membership form if I am already a member?

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 have four different levels of membership, 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.  You can find all the information about the levels of membership and the benefits of each one listed here.    Memberships go from January 1 to December 31 of each year.  The following annual costs are all GST inclusive:

    • Basic farm membership is $80.00 $50.00 reduced rate from 01.07 to 31.12.2018 
    • Commercial level membership is $230.00
    • Silver level membership is $575.00
    • Gold level membership is $1150.00

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?

A.
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. Do I need to fill out the new 2018 membership form if I am already a member?

A. Yes, we need all members to fill out the new form once.   This is so that you get a username and password for accessing the members only section on the site, and so we can join you up to the email discussion group.  Once you have gone into the system, the renewal process each year will be a lot simpler. We will send you details on how to pay your membership fees by bank transfer.

 


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

Here is a reminder of the membership fees:

Farm Membership:   $80 incl GST  $50.00 reduced rate from 01.07 to 31.12.2018 

Commercial Membership:   $230 incl GST

Silver Membership:   $575 incl GST

Gold Membership:   $1,150 incl GST


Q. Do the ODPG have an office?

A. No the executives meet three to five times annually at a convenient venue. [E.g. An executive’s home which is central to all]. 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.