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AgriFutures Rural Women's Award online Q&A sessions

AgriFutures will be hosting a series of lunchtime Q&A sessions covering eligibility criteria, application process and any questions you may have.

Wanted - Bubas bison

Large dung beetle with short stubby horns. Found in cow dung.

Join the virtual AgriFutures Rural Women's Award National Announcement

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner and Runner Up will now be announced via a live virtual National Announcement event on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 12:30pm (AEDT).

Applications open for $20 million Business Support Package

The Business Support Packaged provides much-needed relief to Tasmanian businesses struggling with the ongoing effects of border closures.

Wagyu carves path through pandemic

Producers say domestic sales have increased during the pandemic

Opening the Gate: Accelerating Agritourism in Tasmania

This is a new initiative to help farmers, food producers and existing agritourism opportunities to diversify, value add and connect with visitors.

New date for AgriFutures Rural Women's Award announcement

In light of the COIVD-19 restrictions currently in place, the AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Gala Dinner and National announcement will now be conducted online on Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Apple and pear industry benefits from revised IPDM manual

The well-regarded Integrated Pest Disease and Weed Management (IPDM) manual for Australian Apple and Pears has been newly revised and is now available online.

Agricultural Development Fund

The Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) Grant Round opens on Friday 30 July 2021.

2021 Agriskills Entry Program launched

This program consists of short, sharp skill sets, enabling new and existing workers to get 'job ready skills' required by industry.

Persistence and diversity has its own rewards

Northern Tasmanian farmer Andrew Terry has taken home an award at the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards.

Supporting Women to Succeed Grant Program 2021

Grants of between $10 000 and $200 000 are available for organisations to support cultural change and improve outcomes for women in industry.

Tasmanian Rural Water Use Strategy is now available

The Tasmanian Government has developed the Rural Water Use Strategy to support the wise use of water.

Tasmanian winemaking facilities go from bust to boom

The demand for Tasmanian winemaking facilities is rising strongly as new plantings increase and more grapes are grown each year.

agriCULTURED - Cultivating Food Conversations

The agriCULTURED event is designed to build on Tasmania's brand strengths: our rich, diverse agricultural landscapes, fresh seasonal product and bivrant food and beverake makers.

Calicivirus has not been released in 2021

As a consequence of the good growing conditions, calicivirus has not been released this year. It is unlikely that any releases will take place in 2021.

Boots on the Ground fund Grumpy Goat Co. Care Farm

The purpose of Care Farms is to provide participants an opportunity to engage with animals to aid and assist in recovery and healing from some mental health, social and physical challenges or conditions.

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture offering two leadership scholarships

TWiA are offering individual scholarships to two Tasmanian women to attend the MORLP intensive five-day workshop aimed at developing personal and leadership skills.

Huge demand for Tasmanian worm farmers

Worm farmers Martin Bratzel and Bodhi McSweeney of Meander in northern Tasmania now know that a pandemic can significantly boost business.

Planting trees on the farm

A list of tips to remember when planting out trees on dairy farms.

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