The Northern Territory Farmers Association (NT Farmers) represents and advocates for the plant-based industries of the NT. As a peak industry body, NT Farmers promotes agricultural development in the Northern Territory and directly assists growers with a comprehensive range of support services.
The association is at the forefront of driving agricultural policy and investment in northern Australia. NT Farmers organise and host the biennial Developing Northern Australia Food Futures Conference and yearly regional roadshows. Work undertaken by the association has been instrumental in growing the value of the plant based agricultural sector in the NT.
NT Farmer’s mission is to assist the NT plant based agricultural industry reach $1 billion in farm gate output by 2030. The industry’s current growth trajectory of over 10% per annum is on track to achieve the goal with the assistance of NT Farmers activities.
Direct support activities to the industry include biosecurity awareness, horticultural extension and advice, the promotion of the industry to job seekers, agricultural education activities in classrooms and industry field days. The association was formed eight years ago as a result of an amalgamation between the Northern Territory Agricultural and Horticultural Associations.
NT Farmers’ is a not for profit association that receives project funding from the public and private sector.
NT Farmers Association strives to be the trusted and effective representative body, promoting balanced development, productivity, profitability, and sustainability for farmers and farming communities in the Northern Territory.
NT Farmer’s mission is to collaborate respectfully with all stakeholders and landholders in the Territory to responsibly create economic growth through agriculture. We firmly believe in promoting agriculture that is underpinned by environmental stewardship, innovation, market research, technology and infrastructure.
We support and represent established and emerging agribusinesses in the Northern Territory through:
NT Farmers are committed to supporting the NT Plant Industries to achieve $1 billion in farm gate output per annum. The NT and northern Australia have an important role to play in achieving the National Farmers Federation’s goal of Australia generating $100 billion in output by 2030.