Tasmanian agriculture will be under the international spotlight when it hosts the International Farm Management Association (IFMA) world congress in Launceston in March 2019.
Agriculture is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths and a pillar of the Tasmanian economy. The IFMA World Congress will bring together over 250 delegates to discuss the issues of farm management in a global context.
Agricultural consultant David Armstrong is the Chairman of the local organising committee and has been pivotal in pulling together the resources available through the Tasmanian Government, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and local industry to put forward the successful bid to host the congress.
Mr Armstrong provided feedback from the IFMA Council on how impressed they were with facilities and opportunities to engage with the Tasmanian farming community.
Tasmanian agriculture is categorised by its island biosecurity advantage, the diverse range of enterprises adopted on farm and excellent examples of farmers producing high quality products for international markets through good farm management practices.
Part of the IFMA mandate is that delegates spend a lot of time on farm not just in a conference room, so there will be a host of farm visits as part of the pre and post conference tours, as well as during the conference itself.
This event will bring a wealth of experience directly to local farmers and will showcase its agricultural industries to the world.
Interested people can visit the Congress website to keep informed of progress.
(From Tasmanian Government media release - 5 April 2017)