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Applications open for 2018 Masterclass in Horticultural Business
The University of Tasmania, New Zealand’s Lincoln University and the Wageningen Research Academy, have joined forces with Hort Innovation to offer the Masterclass in Horticultural Business.
Place of origin branding for Tasmanian fine wool
Tasmanian superfine wool merits place-of-origin branding, but existing supply chains and marketing systems make that difficult to implement.
Applications open for the 2018 Rural Women's Award
The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.
Last week
Nominations now open for Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year (September 2017)
If you know an Australian primary producer who goes the extra length to avoid diseases, pests and weeds coming on to their property, then nominate them for the 2018 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year.
Public consultation on Australia’s agricultural export legislation
As part of a wider initiative to strengthen agricultural exports and market access, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is improving the current agricultural export legislative framework.
Dry start to winter affects Tasmanian farmer confidence
Tasmanian farmers have significantly revised down expectations for the coming 12 months, with confidence in the sector coming off recent highs to its lowest level since mid-2013.
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Pasture data now at producers’ fingertips
For the first time, southern livestock producers will have access to quantitative data about the performance of pasture varieties at their fingertips, with the launch of the Pasture Trial Network (PTN) website.
Caring for sheep in extreme weather (September 2017)
Biosecurity Tasmania urges owners of sheep to be vigilant for any signs in their flock of cold stress brought about by the recent icy conditions.
Update on the stock underpass program
Crossing cattle across roads is ​a significant issue for many dairy and livestock farmers.
Dry winter affects east coast farmers
The dry winter on Tasmania's east coast is beginning to take its toll on superfine merino sheep farms.
A week-long celebration of Landcare
The Australian Government is encouraging Australians to get behind National Landcare Week to thank Landcarers for their valuable work protecting, restoring and sustaining Australia's natural resources.
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 19 September 2017
The Bureau of Meteorology has released the updated seasonal climate outlook.
New quad bike helmet design
The all-terrain vehicle industry has come up with a new design to try to convince farmers to wear helmets and reduce fatalities on quad bikes.
Training, Education & Recruitment
Training and education programs for Tasmanian farmers.
Work Health and Safety (WHS)
Links to Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues for Tasmanian farm businesses.
Dairy Demonstration Shed opens at Hagley Farm School
Currently over 200 schools and over 5,000 school aged students from around Tasmania visit the facility each year.
Bureau of Meteorology website resource updates
The Bureau has added some new resources to its website which will benefit farm users.
DairyTas seeks two new directors
DairyTas is seeking one dairy farmer position and one industry representative position on the Board, for a maximum of 2 three-year terms commencing from November 2017.