The AEA represents member companies to Government, Parliament, and the media and to other key opinion formers. The AEA focuses on national government and organisations. In Europe we work through CEMA, ATVEA, EGMF and EUROPGEN and in the USA we collaborate with AEM, ASABE, FEWA/FEMA and OPEI. The AEA keeps members briefed on key issues at Council and Committee meetings, and through member-only networks and the web site.

The agricultural engineering industry takes safety extremely seriously. Much of our focus is on designing safety features into the machine but we are extensively involved in developing and creating standards to which equipment is built. The AEA is also a member of the Farm Safety Partnership, a pan-industry body which aims at introducing safer practices in the agricultural industry to reduce accidents and even fatality levels.