​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A listing of events that might be useful for your farming business.​  All times are Tasmanian time zone.

​    Title
    Location​​​​​    Description

Brand Tasmania Workshops

Who:  Brand Tasmania and Business Tasmania

When:   4pm - 6.30pm, Tuesday 22 September 2020
​Where:  Panorama St Helens, 1 Quail Street, St Helens

You will have the opportunity to learn about "brand storytelling", what narrative is - and the power of it. You will learn how to put your individual story together and can begin using your story in your own work - no matter what you do.  There is no cost for this event.

Register here
Future Orchards September Walk
Who:   Apple and Pear Australia Ltd
When:    9am - 1pm, Thursday 17 September 2020
​Where:  Hansen Orchards, 64 Basin Road, Grove

Apple and pear growers are invited to take part in APAL's Tasmanian Spring Orchard Walk at Hansen Orchards and Home Hill Winery

The event will discuss options for workforce and tree management during a global pandemic. Growers will also receive updates on the stem clipping study, and take part in a tasting experiment exploring Gala eating quality.
Spring update session for pome fruit and stonefruit growers
Who:   Fruit Growers Tasmania
When:    1.30pm, Thursday 17 September 2020
​Where:  Home Hill Winery, 38 Nairn Rd, Ranelagh

FGT will be hosting its Spring Update Session to help the state's pome fruit and stonefruit growers plan and prepare for the season ahead.  This event will follow on from the Future Orchard's session and will feature a tasting session for new apple varieties led by Tom Frankcomb (APFIP) as well as updates from TIA about new research projects.
FGT staff will also facilitate a Q&A session to answer grower questions about industry issues including seasonal labour, COVID-19 safety management and airfreight availability.

​Irrigation Field Day
​Lietinna, North East Tasmania
Who:   Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
When:   11am - 1.30pm, Wednesday 23 September 2020
​Where:  John and Michelle Leech, Blumont Dairy,
              110 Willis Road, Lietinna
Register:  It is essential to register with Sam Flight on
                  0409 801 341 or

Hear about what happened on the Tasmanian optimised irrigation farms last season along with how make sure your system is operating efficiently for this season. ​

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​Service Provider Training Session​DevonportWho:   DairyTas
When:   9:30am–11:30am, Thursday 24 Septemberr 2020
​Where:   Paranaple Centre, 145 Rooke Street, Devonport

This event is designed specifically for Service Providers to the Tasmanian Dairy Industry.  Join DairyTas' Sustainability Co-ordinator, Rachel Brown and Property Valuer, Opteon's Josh Perry as we discuss what is available to help farmers future-proof their businesses.

Please note, we are almost at capacity for this event.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP asap.

​Farm Business Management & Financial Literacy Program
Who:   Sheep Connect Tasmania
When:   9:30am–12:30pm, Friday 25 Septemberr 2020
​Where:  Online

The program will be delivered via a 3-hour BigMarker webinar, covering a broad range of topics.  The webinar is free to attend, and a follow up individual session is $495 per business, which will be run at a mutually-agreed time up until 30 October.
​More profit from Nitrogen Strategic Applications Give Best Responses​WebinarWho:   DairyTas
When:   10:30am–11:30am, Tuesday 29 Septemberr 2020
​Where:  Online

This webinar covers results of research about strategic N application on dairy farms. Topics will include the Four R's of Nitrogen application, application of N in spring and autumn, Strategic N applications for best responses and practical tips on nitrogen product choice.

RSVP required
​TOPFodder Workshop

​Dairy Plains
Who:   Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
When:   9.45am - 4pm, Monday 29 September 2020
​Where:  Dairy Plains Hall.​ 283 Dairy Plains Road, ​​
Contact:  Sam Flight on 0409 801 341

Learn about all aspects of the silage making process. What is it that you can do to ensure that you are producing silage that your can produce milk off? There is plenty that you can do to produce quality silage.

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​​Heat Detection Discussion Group​North WestWho:   Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and DairyTas
When:   11am - 2pm, Tuesday 30 September 2020
​Where:  Astells Dairy, 410 Giddens Road, Broadmeadows
Contact:  Symon Jones on 0418 846 089 or

This discussion group is for anyone involved in heat detection and artificial insemination.  Registration for this even is vital, please contact Symon Jones.

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​Heat Detection for Cows
Who:   Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and DairyTas
When:   11am - 2pm, Friday 2 October 2020
Where:  Delmont Dairy, Delmont Road, Cressy
Register:  It is essential to register with Sam Flight on 
                  0409 801 341 or 

Join us for an on-farm discussion group meeting discussing heat detection.  Not detecting a cow on heat impacts on farm profit— a missed heat costs at least $200
​WildTracker in
West Tamar​ and Northern Midlands

West Tamar

Northern Midlands

Who:   NRM North
Contact: Helen Morgan, 0429 197 671 or

When:   9.30am - 11.30am, Sunday 4 October 2020
​Where:  Deviot Community Hall, 512 Deviot Road, Deviot
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When:   2.30pm - 4.30pmSunday 4 October 2020
​Where:  Longford War Memorial Hall, 55 Wellington St, Longford​
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As a landholder, you can improve your knowledge about wildlife throughout the West Tamar and Northern Midlands and help protect our amazing native animals from feral species like cats and deer.
​TAPG Precision Ag Expo
Hagley Farm School​Who:   TAPG
When:   9am - 4pm, Thursday 8 October 2020
​Where:  Hagley Farm School
Contact:  Dr Doris ​Blaesing,​ ​

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Provenance of Pinot Noir – drivers of regionality
Who:   Australian Wine Research Institute
When:   12 noon, Thursday 15 October 2020
​Where:  Webinar

Presented by TIA researchers, this project is investigating how Pinot Noir wine characteristics could be used to prove provenance and help the industry better market their product.

Read more     |     Register​
​Fruit Growers Tasmania AGM
​Sandy Bay or online
​​Who:   Fruit Growers Tasmania
When:   10.30am Wednesday 28 October 2020
​Where:  Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
              Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay

RSVP:  By 20 October 2020 to allow for catering including a
             light lunch.
 (03) 6223 4599

Members unable to attend in person will be able to join the meeting by digital or telephone hookup. Members wishing to join digitally should contact the FGT office prior to the meeting to request meeting sign-in details. 
More information​
​Our Farm Our Plan

​Zoom meetingWho:   DairyTas
When:   12.30 pm - 1.30pm, Thursday 29 October 2020
​Where:  Zoom meeting
Contact:  Liz Mann on 0428 121 655

The Our Farm Our Plan program is a fully online course that offers individually paced learning combined with regular zoom meetings. Over seven 1 hour sessions this course will help you think about where you are now, where you would like to be in the future and then step you through putting in place a plan to get to your dream. Course commences on October 29 with subsequent course dates being November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 and 10. Course numbers are limited.

Register here
​Recreation Day​Northern TasmaniaMonday ​2 November 2020
​Workforce Planning Sessions​To be confirmedWho:   DairyTas

When:   10.30am - 2pm, Monday 9 November 2020
​Where:  Legerwood

When:   10.30am - 2pm, Tuesday 10 November 2020
​Where:  Meander

When:   9am- 4pm, Wednesday 11 November 2020
​Where:  Wild Fennel Cafe, 56 Lyell Highway, Hamilton

When:   10.30am- 2pm, Friday 13 November 2020
​Where:  Smithton

Join DairyTas' Workforce Planning Consultant, Penny Williams, Nicky Hayward from Frameworks FC and Andrew Cameron from Primary Employers Tasmania to discuss all things employment. This will be a face to face event.
​2020 Cross Pollinate​TriabunnaWhen:   Sunday and Monday, 15 and 16 November 2020
​Where:  Spring Bay Mill

We will come together, share our stories, but more importantly collaborate and empower each other to rise stronger from this experience. 

More information will be available as speakers and workshop topics are locked in, so follow us on Facebook and keep checking your emails to keep up to date.
​DairyTas AGMTo be confirmed​Who:  DairyTas
When:   10am - 12pm, Thursday, 19 November 2020
​Where:  To be confirmed

Join the DairyTas board and staff for the Annual General Meeting. Also to be released at this meeting will be the Dairy Farm Monitor Project results for the 2019/20 season.

Clean Rivers Field Day​To be confirmed​Who:  DairyTas
When:   10.30am - 4pm, Tuesday, 1 December 2020
​Where:  To be confirmed

​Who:  DairyTas
When:   10.30am - 4pm, Wednesday 2 December 2020
​Where:  To be confirmed

​Who:  DairyTas
When:   10.30am - 4pm, Thursday 3 December 2020
​Where:  To be confirmed
​Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Boxing Day Holiday
​StatewideFriday ​25 December 2020
Saturday 26 December 2020
Monday 28 December 2020
​New Year's Day​StatewideFriday ​1 January 2021
​Australia Day ​StatewideTuesday ​26 January 2021
MARCH 2021
​APRIL 2021
MAY 2021
​JUNE 2021​
​JULY 2021
​Red Meat Updates - Tasmania
When:  8.30am - 5.30 pm, Friday 23 July 2021
Where:  The ​Tramsheds Function Centre, 4 ​Invermay Road or find us at Facebook at 
             (Red Meat Updates – Tasmania) 
Contact: Georgia at 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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