Commitment To Growers

SAGIT has longevity
The South Australian Grain Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT) was established in 1991 to administer the voluntary research levy contributed by SA grain growers. SAGIT has backed SA research for more than 20 years.

YOUR support keeps SAGIT going
SAGIT is funded by a 30 cents per tonne contribution on all grain delivered by SA grain growers. Without your support, there would be no SAGIT.

SAGIT tackles local grain issues
SAGIT invests more than $1.4 million a year in supporting research crucial to advancing the SA grain industry.

SAGIT invests in a range of areas
Research and development is supported in a range of areas of grain growing, farming systems, soil management, harvesting, storage, processing and marketing and for dissemination of technical information to growers. A full list of projects is available at

SAGIT is directed by growers
SAGIT has a board of four trustees. The organisation calls for research applications annually and then trustees decide how to spend levy money, taking into consideration issues affecting SA grain production and innovative ideas to progress the industry. Trustees receive specialist agronomic and scientific advice to ensure their decisions are well-informed and credible.

SAGIT is accountable to growers
An annual report of how levy funds are spent is available to growers and provided to the South Australian Minister for Agriculture to ensure correct management of growers’ money.

SAGIT is unique
No other state has a research fund supported by growers for state-based, grains industry research. We are the envy of other states!