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National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3

Applications are invited for for projects to deliver services under the National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3. Applications close 19 December 2019 at 11pm AEDT.

North West Agricultural Workforce Plan

Do you employ people in the agricultural sector in North West Tasmania? We'd like to hear from you about the type of jobs, skills and knowledge that your workers will need in the future.

Board Diversity Governance Scholarship Program 2019/20 applications now open

The Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Program is a joint initiative of the Tasmanian Government and Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), to support Tasmanian women gain a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities of being a board director.

We’re on the lookout for the 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year

Do you know an Australian biosecurity champion? If someone you know goes the extra mile to protect their property from diseases, pests and weeds, nominate them before Friday 6 December for the 2020 Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award.

Is this the best shearing shed design ever?

Are you interested in the latest design for shearing sheds that addresses worker safety and animal welfare, while creating efficiency and allowing for quality wool preparation?

Beekeepers welcome new arrangement

The Tasmanian Beekeepers Association has welcomed the signing of an agreement giving them better access to leatherwood trees.

Tomato's original colour was orange and now it's making a superfood comeback

A Tasmanian horticulturalist has tracked down and imported over 30 varieties of the original tomato family.

Orchard wins intellectual property case over rip-off blueberry variety

Mountain Blue Orchards has successfully protected its intellectual property after one of its blueberry varieties was the subject of a protracted legal battle.

Peony producer reflects on three decades as Tasmania's leading flower grower

As the flower world enters the short but vibrant blooming period of the peony flower, a Tasmanian grower's 30-year venture is coming to a close.

AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship applications open

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. Students studying an agriculture-related degree or STEM degree, in their last two years of study, are eligible to apply.

Farmer of the Year Award winners share a life-long love of the land

The Daly family say they are not "competition-enterers", so you might be able to imagine their surprise to find out they have been crowned Australia's Farmers of the Year.

Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme

The Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme is available to Tasmanian farmers to improve safety on quad bikes.

New quad bike standards

The Australian Government has announced new safety standards for quad bikes

Community urged to be vigilant and look for signs of Blueberry Rust

With the spring growing season upon us, all Tasmanians who have blueberry plants are encouraged to remain vigilant for the signs of blueberry rust.

Beekeepers preparing for pollination keen to put shocker season behind them

Trying to shake the winter hangover? Well, you are not alone — honey bees crave the warmer weather and longer days too.

Delivering deer measures for farmers and hunters

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is getting on with the job, delivering a range of measures to help farmers and land owners better manage wild deer populations.

Gardeners to face backyard blitz on netting with new laws proposed to protect wildlife

Backyard gardeners could face fines of almost $2,500 if they are not careful when covering their fruit trees with nets.

Introducing Tasmania's newest vineyard area

Welcome to Forcett, Tasmania's newest vineyard area, which is destined to become a big name in the Australian wine scene.

Garlic grower who illegally imported bulbs put rural sector 'at great risk'

A Tasmanian garlic grower could face jail time after illegally importing more than 2,000 garlic bulbils from Canada and the United States that could have contained a devastating plant disease.

Dry-aged beef from 12-year-old cows a tender hit with high-end chefs

When tucking into a juicy eye-fillet steak, you might prefer to avoid considering the age of the animal you're eating.

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