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

​    Title
    Location​​​​​    Description
​Tasmanian Show Dates 2020​
(all dates to be confirmed)
Burnie: 2-3 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
JULY 2020

​Blueberry Rust Workshop​
Who:  Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
When:  2pm - 3.30pm, 3 July 2020
​Contact:  Michele Buntain on 0429 957 975 or
More Information   |   Register

Update on blueberry rust situation in Tasmania.

Progress with crop protectant trials for blueberry rust with an organic focus. 
Market opportunities for organic hydroponic nutrients.

Drink Something Tasmanian​
Who:  Brand Tasmania
When:  4pm - 5pm, 3 July 2020
More Information  |   Registe​r

This webinar will focus on Who are our audiences? How can we move them to choose us? How can we give them a quintessentially Tasmanian experience?  How using provenance storytelling brings more value to everything Tasmanian you’re creating.
​GRDC Farm Business Update

Economic outlook - Agriculture & global supply chains
Who:  GRDC
When:  1pm - 2pm, 6 July 2020
​Contact:  Jane Foster on (03) 5441 6176 or​

What is in store for Agricultue in the post COVID-19 world?  John Crosbie, Deloitte Access Economics will outline why Agricutlure will be a strong industry performer throughout 2020.  This is a free event.
​GRDC Farm Business update

Managing volatility and risk inside and outside the farm gate
Who:  GRDC
When:  1pm - 2pm, 7 July 2020
​Contact:  Jane Foster on (03) 5441 6176 or​

This online event will review the key critical success factors of farming systems and commodity markets that are within management control. The  session will outline the key components that drive the bottom line.  This is a free event.
Focus Farm Open Day #1
​Online FacebookWho:  DairyTas
When:  7 July 2020

Meet the focus farm team, including the local support group members, over the next few weeks. Then join us for the first “open day” via Facebook live on 7 July to have a look around the farm and hear from all members of the project team.
GRDC Farm Business update

Utilising profits effectively to optimise returns and business outcomes

Who:  GRDC
When:  1pm -2 pm, 8 July 2020
​Contact:  Jane Foster on (03) 5441 6176 or​

Paul Blackshaw, Merdian will discuss how decisions made about the allocation of profits, impacts business outcomes over the long term.  This is a free event.
​What’s new with Australian Rainfall and Runoff 2019
Who:  WMAwater
When:  1pm, 8 July 2020
​Contact:  Joel Voortman

​This presentation will provide a general introduction to the recently released Australian Rainfall including how to access the ARR data hub for all your design flood inputs.
Animal Health and Welfare Sessions

​OnlineWho:  DairyTas
When:  9 July 2020
Session 1: (10:00am – 12:00pm) Dairy welfare - what has changed?
The dairy industry has changed greatly over the recent years. Join us to hear about the changes in our practices over the past few years and to talk about options and opinions on non-replacement dairy calves.

Session 2: (12:30pm – 2:30pm) Down Cow Management
Join Down Cow Management expert Philip Poulton to find out how best to manage your downer cows.
GRDC Farm Business update

Developing management and decision-making skills
Who:  GRDC
When:  1pm - 2pm, 10 July 2020
​Contact:  Jane Foster on (03) 5441 6176 or​

Improving the effectiveness of management capabilities, can reduce the stress associated with making complicated decisions. Clara McCormack will outline how to evaluate what you need to do to improve your confidence and become a more decisive decision maker.  This is a free event.
​All Together in the Paddock

Who:  Tasmanian Women in Agriculture
When:  11am - 2pm, 12 July 2020
Where:  Mount Gnomon Farm, 886 Ironcliffe Road
More Information   |   Register​

Here is an opportunity to celebrate coming out of lock down and our new normal.  A chance to reconnect, revitalise and engage with each other.  A family fun day, with lots to offer!

The event will comply with all current COVID-19 restrictions that remain in place.
​Finance in Agriculture in a Changing Climate
Who:  Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries
When:  4pm - 5pm, 15 July 2020
More information   |   Register
Learn how the finance sector is delivering the market signal for reduced emissions and enhanced climate risk management in agriculture.

This webinar will explore how finance initiatives can assist Australian agriculture to engage with climate risk and motivate investment in emissions reduction within the sector. ​
​Red Meat Updates - Tasmania

When:  Postponed until 23 July 2021

​Virtual Open Days
​To be confirmed
Who:  Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
When:  10am - 3pm, 2 August 2020 

This year, our Open Days are going virtual!   Dates and details to be confirmed.​

MARCH 2021
​APRIL 2021
MAY 2021
​JUNE 2021​
​JULY 2021
​Red Meat Updates - Tasmania
When:  8.30am - 5.30 pm, 23 July 2020
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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