The Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc. provides a forum for the transfer of information, ideas and experiences in relation to all aspects of grassland establishment, maintenance, utilisation, persistence and research.

The Society was formed in 1959 with a membership of 250 by the close of the year. Since those early days, the membership has grown to around 500 with eight branches. Central administrative functions are provided to the central committee and branches by a paid Secretary.

The objectives of the Society are;

  • to provide an opportunity to meet and exchange information, ideas and experiences relating to all aspects of grassland farming,
  • to encourage the investigation of problems related to grassland farming and foster the adoption of advances resulting from research, experimental work and practical experience, and
  • to provide an annual travel grant, available to members to further the development of grassland farming through travel and study programs.

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Getting legume pastures back on track

06 September 2016

A keynote speaker at the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s annual conference hopes to get producers back on track to make good quality pastures. Dr Doug Edmeades, the managing director of AgKnowledge in New Zealand, says that when it comes to legume-based pastures “we have lost the way”. “We’ve lost our experience and knowledge of how to grow good clover-based pastures,” Dr Edmeades said.

Kingston producer elected as new GSSA President

01 September 2016

An invite to join the organising committee for the 2015 Grassland Society of Southern Australia annual conference in Naracoorte has led to a quick rise through the ranks for Nick McBride. Just a year later, Mr McBride was elected president of the Society at its Annual General Meeting held during the annual conference in Hamilton in south-west Victoria on September 1.

2016 Annual Conference

01 July 2016

The 2016 GSSA Annual Conference is on Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September, at the Hamilton Showground, Hamilton, Victoria. Registrations are now open.

New GSSA website

27 May 2016

We are excited to launch the new GSSA website. Lots of new features, including online event registration, online joining, and a members area containing back issues of GSSA newsletters.