SEPWA’s HISTORY & DIRECTION
Who we are…
The South East Premium Wheatgrowers Association (SEPWA) is a not-for-profit, grower-led group located in the south east of Western Australia. Since its inception in 1993, SEPWA has established a strong reputation as a well-established
grower group committed to improving the profitability and sustainability of grain growers in the Esperance Port Zone.
The group was initially formed to address the perception that the region’s wheat quality was inferior to other areas. Founding members set about helping growers to produce premium quality grain to improve market position. SEPWA has
since moved on from this original aim but still strongly retains it as a major objective.
The group now also undertakes trials looking at other commodities such as barley, canola and legumes, as well as projects focused on a variety of topics as varied as communication issues to snail management. SEPWA also coordinates valuable field days every year right across the district.
Executive & Staff
SEPWA is managed by a volunteer Executive Committee, consisting of farmers and industry representatives from across the district. The committee meets regularly throughout the year to discuss issues and opportunities.
SEPWA’s Staff Members
The group employs staff members including an Executive Officer, Project Officer, Trials Coordinator, Media Officer and Bookkeeper.
A number of SUB COMMITTEES
Effectively help to run SEPWA
Two very active sub-committees that function under SEPWA are the Esperance Farm Office Management Group, also known as E-FOM, and the Youth in Ag sub-committee.
Youth in Ag
Youth-in-Ag was formed to give younger members of the agricultural industry a chance for networking and the chance to further develop their skills and knowledge within the industry and they are also connected through their