Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A listing of events that might be useful for your farming business.​

    Title
    Location​​​​​    Description
​Tasmanian Show Dates 2020​
(all dates to be confirmed)
​Statewide
Exeter: 29 February
King Island: 3 March
Hamilton: 7 March
Wynyard: 14 March
Bream Creek: 21 March
Agfest: 7-9 May
Campbell Town: 28-30 May
Burnie: 2-3 October
Launceston: 8-10 October
​Flinders Island: 16 October
Longford: 17 October
Hobart: 21-24 October
Ulverstone: 31 October
Sheffield: 6 November
Westbury: 7 November
Brighton: 7-8 November
Scottsdale: 14 November
Huon: 14 November
Deloraine: 21 November
Circular Head: 28 November
FEBRUARY 2020​ 
​Nutrition Fundamentals
​Deloraine
​​​Who:  DairyTas
When:​  26 February 2020
Where:  Deloraine Community Complex, Alverston Drive
Time:   10am - 3pm

Feeding dairy cows profitably is an issue of utmost importance to all dairy farmers. This two-day course, with an experienced dairy nutritionist, provides participants with information on how to efficiently and effectively use supplements while still maximising pasture consumption.

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​Business Tasmania - Employer Essentials
​Huonville
When:​  26 February 2020
Where: The Local, 17 Wilmot Street​
Time:  ​5:30pm - 7:15pm

Are you a small business with employees, or are you thinking of employing workers?  Business Tasmania in partnership with Australian Taxation Office are pleased to present this session to help you understand your tax and super obligations.
You will also find out about the range of free support Business Tasmania offers.

Register here www.bit.ly/esh2020  ​​or call 
Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026  
Business Tasmania - Introduction to Business Records
​Rosny Park
When:​  27 February 2020
Where: Clarence Council Chambers, 38 Bligh Street
Time:  ​5:30pm - 6:45pm

Are you starting a new small business? Business Tasmania are pleased to present an Introduction to Business Records session, in partnership with Australian Taxation Office. We will cover what business records you need to keep and tools to help you manage them. 
You will also find out about the range of free support Business Tasmania offers.
Register here www.bit.ly/ibrr2020​ or call 
Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026  ​
​Farming Forums​
​To be advised
Who:  TFGA
When:​  28 February 2020
Where:  Various locations throughout Tasmania
Time:   7.30pm - 8.30pm
Website:  https://tfga.com.au/events/farming-forums
​Pasture Field day
​Longford
Who:  Southern Farming Systems (Tas)​ and NRM North
When:​  28 February 2020
Where:  Woollen Park (Wilmore's Lane)
Time:   7.45am - 11.30am  Breakfast included
More Informa​tion: Adrian James 6333 7784

Local trials are ​aimed at increasing the rooting depth and carbon inflows of crops and pasture through manures, tillage and drainage. The morning will also feature fascinating discussions on dung beetles, autumn pasture management and Meat and Livestock Australia's new 'pasture paramedic.​
Permaculture Design Course

Launceston​When:​  29 February & 1 March , 7 & 8 March, 28 & 29 March 2020
Where:  Northern Suburbs Community Centre, 49 George Town Road, 
              Newnham

Contact:  Jo at gentlefpjo@gmail.com​
 
Permaculture is a purposeful design course that prepares students to evaluate landscapes and re-design them for a robust and resilient future. If you are interested in growing your own food in your own backyard or being 'self-sufficient' then this may well be the course for you. The course itself is accredited and internationally recognised.
MARCH 2020

​Future Farming Workshop


​Smithton




Scottsdale




Deloraine
​​​Who:  DairyTas

When:​ 
3 March 2020
Where:  Smithton Recreation Centre
Time:   10am - 1pm
RSVP

When:​  5 March 2020
Where:  Scottsdale RSL
Time:   10am - 1pm
RSVP


When:​  6 March 2020
Where:  Deloraine Hotel​
Time:   10am - 1pm
RSV​P  

Contact:​  Rachel Brown on 0409 333 381 or 
     Sian Savage on 0473 165 389

Are you interested in sustainable farming for the future? Topics covered are: * Financial and accounting strategies for environmental investments *Farm planning for climate change *Updates on effluent and dairy licensing requirements from Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA) . This is combined Sustainable Dairying and Young Dairy Network event. We will be providing examples relevant to farm owners and future farm owners, managers and share-farmers.

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​TasNetworks emPOWERing Farms Drop-In Sessions



​Forth



Longford




North Hobart
​​​Who:  TasNetworks

When:​ 
 Monday 2 March 2020
Where:  Forth Community Hall
Time:   1pm - 7pm 
Register

When:​  Tuesday 3 March 2020
Where:  Longford RSL Club
Time:   1pm - 7pm 
Register


When:​ Tuesday 10 March 2020
Where:  Rydges Hotel Hobart
Time:   1pm - 7pm 
Register​


To find out more or sign-up to receive emPOWERing Farms updates, visit tasnetworks.com.au/empoweringfarms
TasNetworks are looking for members of the farming community to help us explore ways to address the challenges of managing energy usage within the agricultural sector.
TasNetworks have been working with the farming community to better understand the key challenges in managing energy usage as part of our emPOWERing Farms initiative. 
TasNetworks are holding drop-in information sessions across the state throughout March.  This is an opportunity to learn more about emPOWERing Farms, ask questions, give feedback and find out how you can be involved.  
​ABARES Outlook 2020 Conference


​Canberra
​Who:  Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
When:
  3-4 March 2020
Website:  https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/outlook

ABARES Outlook 2020 conference is exploring the practical steps to reaching what some call an ambitious target - $100 billion in farm output by 2030. Be part of the conversation as we consider the opportunities and threats in reaching that target.​

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​North Esk and Tamar River Catchments Water Information Day
Launceston​Who:  Department Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
When:​  12 March 2020
Where:  St Catherines Hall, 188-192 Penquite Road, Norwood
Time: 10am - 2pm
Contact:  Megan Terry on 6777 2236

An information day is being held for Water Licence holders and dam owners in the North Esk and Tamar River Catchments.
​Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival
Selbourne​
When:​  15 March 2020
Where:  338 Four Springs Road
Time: 9.30am - 4pm

It's a day steeped in everything tomatoey and garlicky. With tastings, produce, guest speakers, competitions and more, it's a great day out for the whole family in the glorious Tasmanian countryside.
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​Rethink Packaging Conference

​Hobart
Who:  Tasmanian Food Cluster
When:​  17 March 2020
Where:  Hobart Function and Convention Centre, Elizabeth St Pier
Time:   10am - 4pm

Join us to discover opportunities, challenges and inspiration to rethink your food and beverage packaging trends and innovations. 

Register​
​Young Dairy Network - Dinner & Speakers

​Devonport
Who:  Dairy Tas and Dairy Australia
When:​  18 March 2020
Where:  To be advised
Time:   7.30pm - 9.30pm

Young Dairy Network Dinner in Devonport. We are thrilled to be hosting two guest speakers for the evening, fellow YDN member Kristen Davis from Gippsland and Farm4Lifes Tangaroa Walker from NZ. Come join us for a whole state YDN dinner and social networking with touring Gippsland YDN members. Meet Tangaroa and hear about how he tackles the everyday challenges of his job with enthusiasm and a contagious sense of humour. Dinner is included. Drinks at bar prices.

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​2020 Tasmanian Dairy Conference & Awards Dinner

​Devonport
Who:  Dairy Tas and Dairy Australia
When:​  18-19 March 2020
Where:  Paranaple Centre, Market Square, 145 Rooke Street
Time:   8.30am (18/3/2020) - 4pm (19/3/2020) 
Website and registration:  ​​​​www.tfga.com.au/events

Join us for the 13th Annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference and Award Dinner as we 'Maintain Momentum' within our industry. The Tasmanian dairy industry continues to lead the nation in confidence, investment and opportunities. Despite its cyclical nature, continuing to work through challenges and maintaining momentum remain critical to the ongoing success of the sector. Pre-Conference Tour - Wednesday 18 March 2020 | Conference and Award Dinner - Thursday 19 March 2020​
​Stream Fencing Management Workshop
Quamby Bend​




Ross



Launceston
Who:  NRM North
When:​  19 March 2020
Where:  'Colynn', 100 Mitchelsons Road, Quamby Bend
Time:   9.30am - 12.30 pm

When:​  20 March 2020
Where:  'Chiswick', 10319 Midland Highway, Ross
Time:   9.30am - 12.30 pm

When:​  21March 2020
Where: ​78-88 Station Road West, Norwood (Small Farm Living Focus!)
Time:   9.30am - 12.30 pm

Are your stock instream?  Is your flood plain fencing not working for you?  Would you like funding to assist your next stream fencing project?  Well then, these workshops may be just for you!

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​Nutrition Fundamentals

​Elliott
Who:  Dairy Tas
When:​  25-26 March 2020
Where:  Tasmanian Dairy Research Facility, 124 Nunns Road
Time:   10am - 3pm 

Feeding dairy cows profitably is an issue of utmost importance to all dairy farmers. This two-day course, with an experienced dairy nutritionist, provides participants with information on how to efficiently and effectively use supplements while still maximising pasture consumption.

RSVP   |   Download flyer​
​Public Speaking Made Easy
Launceston​Who:  Tasmanian Women in Agriculture & "Speaking Made Easy"
When:​  28 March 2020
Where:  Colonial Hotel, 31 Elizabeth Street 
Time:   10am - 3pm 
​​​​​Cost:  ​Members $55, Non Members $85

Do you suffer with anxiety when it comes to Public Speaking?  Do you want to learn the tricks of the trade to overcome nerves and to develop confidence? Or ​​​​are you a public speaking "pro" looking to tune up your skills. Two sessions are being held in Launceston and Campbell Town.

Register for Launceston​   |   Read more
APRIL 2020
Public Speaking Made Easy
Campbell Town​Who:  Tasmanian Women in Agriculture & "Speaking Made Easy"
When:​  18 April 2020
Where:  Zeps, 92 High Street
Time:   10am - 3pm 
​​​​​Cost:  ​Members $55, Non Members $85

Do you suffer with anxiety when it comes to Public Speaking?  Do you want to learn the tricks of the trade to overcome nerves and to develop confidence? Or ​​​​are you a public speaking "pro" looking to tune up your skills. Two sessions are being held in Launceston and Campbell Town.

Register for Campbell Town​  |   Read more
​TAPG Precision Ag Expo

​Hagley
Who:  Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group
When:​  22 April 2020
​Time:  9am - 5pm

Where:  Hagley Farm Primary School, 2508 Meander Valley Road
​​MAY​ 2020
​Agfest
​Carrick
Who:  Rural Youth Tasmania
When:​  7-10 May 2020
Where:  Quercus Park, 415 Oaks Road
Website:  www.agfest.com.au

Agfest is an agricultural and machinery field day event that has been operating for 37 years and is recognised in the top 3 field day events in Australia​.

​Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Gathering

To be confirmed
​​Who:  Tasmanian Women in Agriculture
When:​  22-24 May 2020
Where:  To be confirmed
Time:  To be confirmed​
​Campbell Town Show
​Campbell Town
Who:  Midland Agricultural Association Inc
When:​  28-30 May 2020
Where:  Campbell Town Showground
​Website:  www.campbelltownshow.com.au

Enjoy a fun filled day at the Campbell Town show, best known for it's showcase of the history in the sheep and wool industry.
JULY 2020
​Red Meat Updates - Tasmania
Launceston
When:  24 July 2020
Where:  The ​Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 ​Invermay Road
​Time:  8.30am - 5.30pm
Website:  www.redmeatupdates.com or find us at Facebook at 
             (Red Meat Updates – Tasmania) or Twitter (@redmeatupdates)
Contact: Georgia at redmeatupdates@macfrank.com.au or 
                0400 763 904 

​Now in its 8th year, Red Meat Updates covers topics under the themes of beef, sheep, dryland and irrigated pastures and attracts over 350 attendees each year. Red Meat Updates is free for red meat producers to attend. ​



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