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|'Ausagventures' - new website for careers in agriculture|
The new Ausagventures website provides information on studying, training and careers in agriculture for secondary and tertiary students.
|'Australian CliMate' - a new smartphone application for farmers|
Australian CliMate is a free iTunes app that can help farmers with better decisions about their farming operations based on recent weather and likely climate probabilities.
|'Discover Agriculture 2013' program for high school students seeking a career in the industry|
The annual six-day 'Discover Agriculture' program will be held from Sunday 8 to Friday 13 September, with 24 places available at $320 per student.
|'Discover Dairying' - hands on experience for high school students looking for a career in the industry|
The 'Discover Dairying' taster for high school students will be conducted from 28 to 31 October 2012.
|'Filling the Research Gap' program to help farmers|
Farmers will benefit from 31 new research projects looking at how farm practices can be adapted to reduce carbon emissions and earn them a second income stream by generating and selling carbon credits.
| 'Hope for Life' - the Salvation Army suicide prevention program|
The Salvation Army Hope for Life' program highlights that suicide prevention is everybody's business. The program has a national HopeLine (1300 467 354 or 1300 HOPE LINE).
|'Lifetime Ewe Management' course extends offer to producers|
More than 1,600 sheep producers managing more than 15 per cent of the national flock have now either completed or joined the two-year on-farm course
|'More Beef from Pastures' manual now available online from MLA|
The 'More Beef from Pastures' program provides southern cattle producers with tools for an economic and environmentally sustainable increase in the amount of beef produced per hectare.
|'More Beef from Pastures' program achieving sustainable increases in productivity|
The 'More Beef from Pastures' program is achieving a sustainable increase in productivity by driving change within southern cattle enterprises.
|'Next Generation' leadership program for horticultural industries|
Applications are now open for the leadership program, 'Horticulture – The Next Generation'.
|'Smart Farms' funding through the National Landcare Program|
Farmers, fishers, community and industry groups can now apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change.
|'The Best Careers on Earth'|
Few young people realise that a degree in agriculture and food science is among the most exciting and versatile education paths possible.
|'Your Water Licence – Your Say' final project report released|
AK Consultants have recently completed the 'Our Water – Our Future; Your Water Licence – Your Say' project.
| Getting the principles of pasture management right|
When Tasmanian farmer Jock Hughes went looking for ways to use more pasture while maintaining small stud mobs, he wanted management practices that were both time and cost effective.
| Accreditation Scheme for freedom from Caprine retrovirus (November 2012)|
Caprine retrovirus (CRV), formely known as caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) or “big knee”, is a serious disease of goats.
| APL launches a new five-year plan for Australia's pork industry |
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, together with Australian Pork Limited Chairman, Enzo Allara, has launched the five-year plan for Australia's pork industry.
| Bushfire plans for pets and livestock (October 2013)|
Recent events in NSW are a reminder that pets and livestock should also be included in a bushfire plan.
| Food and beverage industry workforce issues - call for submissions and case studies|
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is undertaking a study of skills and labour issues in the food industry.
| Improvements to the Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisory Network (October 2014)|
Earlier this year, Biosecurity Tasmania was formed to better support a whole-of-government approach to biosecurity in Tasmania.
| Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group|
The Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group (TAPG) brings together primary producers, the agricultural manufacturing sector, agribusiness (services to agriculture) and Government.
| Tasmanian walnuts a hit with Japanese consumers |
Walnuts grown in Tasmania and processed in the Riverina in southern New South Wales are proving a hit with the Japanese palate.
| “Beef Only” status and agisting dairy cattle (December 2012)|
Please remember that the Cattle Health Statement is a legal document and the producer signing it is declaring that the information on the Statement is correct.
|10 tips for farm succession planning|
"Communication, communication, communication" is the mantra of NSW-based farm succession planner Isobel Knight.
| 1080 Poison use in Tasmania|
Information about 1080 poison (sodium monofluoroacetate) and the 1080 Code of Practice for Tasmania.
|20 million chemical drums collected by drumMuster|
The drumMuster program has now collected 20 million agvet chemical drums for recycling purposes across Australia.
|2005-06 value of agricultural production data|
Release of the small area VACP data from the 2005-06 Agricultural Census
|2008 Tasmanian Farm Photo Competition|
The 2008 Tasmanian Farm Photo Competition aims to highlight not only the impact of the drought on Tasmanian agriculture, but to highlight the importance of agriculture to all Tasmanians.
|2009 Tasmanian awards for environmental excellence |
2009 Tasmanian awards for Environmental excellence
|2009/10 Dairy Industry Small Project Grants Program|
2009/10 Dairy Industry Small Project Grants Program.
|2012 AUSVEG National Convention in Hobart|
The 2012 AUSVEG National Convention and Trade Show will be held in Hobart from 10 to 12 May.
|2012 Farmer of the Year nominations close on 3 August |
Nominations for the 2012 Farmer of the Year awards close on 3 August.
|2012 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award|
2012 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
|2012 study awards for graziers and consultants|
The AW Howard Memorial Trust is offering study awards for Australian graziers and grazing consultants.
|2013 'Discover Agriculture' program for high school students in years 10 - 12|
Rural Skills Australia will be facilitating two 'Discover Agriculture' programs in Tasmania in 2013.
|2013 Federal Budget announcements for agriculture|
An outline of budget measures for agriculture announced in the 2013-14 Federal Budget.
|2013 Rural Women's Award national finalists announced|
Seven inspirational women with a passion for rural and regional Australia are in the running to win the 2013 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award.
|2013 Science and Innovation Awards for young people in agriculture|
Young innovators and scientists are being encouraged to apply for the 2013 Science and Innovation Awards for young people in agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
|2013 State Budget - Growing Tasmania's water development opportunities|
The State Government is continuing to invest in major water infrastructure, with $38 million in the 2013-14 Budget for the roll out of irrigation projects.
|2013 State Budget - Protecting Tasmania's primary industries |
Support for Tasmania’s biosecurity effort in the Budget demonstrates a commitment to protecting the State’s favourable pest and disease status.
|2013/14 sets milk production record for Tasmania|
Milk production in Tasmania for 2013/14 reached a record of 804.6 million litres, up 5.8% on the previous year and beating the previous record of 788ML.
|2014-15 Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard Snapshot released |
The latest Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard Snapshot has found that the value of agricultural production in the 2014-15 financial year was up to $1.438 billion, growing from $1.353 billion the previous year.
|2014 NFF Congress - early bird registrations now open|
Early bird registrations are now open for the NFF Congress 2014 being held in Canberra on 20 and 21 October 2014.
|2014 Rural Women's Awards announced|
Annette Reed is the 2014 Rural Woman of the Year for Tasmania.
|2014 State Budget initiatives for agriculture|
Primary industries are a key strength of the Tasmanian economy and the 2014 Budget lays the foundations for achieving Agrivision 2050 – the State Government's vision to grow the annual farm gate value of produce to $10 billion by 2050.
|2014 Women in Horticulture vegetable study tour to the USA|
The 2014 Women in Horticulture Study Tour will provide participants with the opportunity to visit key vegetable production areas across the USA.
|2015 - the International Year of Soils|
Healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production.
|2015 Farmer of the Year award nominations now open|
Nominations are open for the 2015 Australian Farmer of the Year awards.
|2015 Tasmanian Rural Women's Award - applications open until 31 October 2014|
The Rural Women’s Award recognises and encourages rural women’s contribution to primary industries, resource development and rural Australia.
|2015 WoolPoll Panel finalised|
Georgina Wallace, of Campbell Town, will represent Tasmania and the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders on the 2015 WoolPoll Panel.
|2016 wine vintage earliest on record |
The 2015-16 viticulture season was both the hottest and the driest in Tasmanian history.
|2017 State Budget to fund a pilot dairy stock underpass scheme|
The State Government has allocated $750,000 in the upcoming budget for a pilot dairy stock underpass scheme.
|2017 Tasmanian Nuffield Scholars announced|
Three Tasmanians have been awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships for travel in 2017.
|25th Anniversary Landcare grant applications now open|
Landcare and other community groups will share in up to $5 million to help restore local environments and enhance the natural resource base with the launch of the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants for 2014-15.
|2,4-D high volatile ester products (September 2013)|
Recently, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) announced that 2,4-D high volatile ester products may no longer be used.
|$10 million in loan funds to grow agriculture in Tasmania|
The pilot program will open with up to a $10 million loan pool and will begin next financial year.
|$100 million for national pest and weed management and eradication |
Through the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the Australian Government will invest $100 million to protect agricultural industries from the impacts of pests, disease and weeds, and to more effectively manage established pest animals and weeds.
|$10,000 pa UTas scholarships for North-West students|
An industry-funded scheme offering $10,000 per annum scholarships to students from Tasmania's North-West to study agriculture at the University of Tasmania was launched today by horticulture business Costa.
|$12 million project to optimise Burnie Port now complete |
Burnie's status as Tasmania's premier container port has been secured with the completion of the $12 million Burnie Port Optimisation Project.
|$120 million to support local community Landcare projects|
Australian Government reforms to the regional stream of the National Landcare Programme means that funds flow directly to local community environmental and agricultural projects.
|$15 million funding for Sense-T research in Tasmania|
An agricultural technology program at the University of Tasmania will receive $15 million funding under a Federal jobs and growth initiative.
|$2 million announced for National Landcare Network|
The Australian Government will invest $2 million in the National Landcare Network over the next two years to continue its support for volunteer operations.
|$2 million boost to frontline biosecurity|
The State Government is investing an additional $2 million to increase frontline biosecurity, with the addition of detector dog teams for better protection.
|$2 million to help school students learn about agriculture |
The Australian Government will invest an extra $2 million to ensure primary and secondary school students can learn more about Australia’s agricultural sector.
|$400,000 grant for the 'Into Dairy - Sustainable Dairy Development' project|
The Australian Government has announced a $400,000 grant for the 'Into Dairy - Sustainable Dairy Development' project in Tasmania.
|$450,000 investment announced to implement the Agricultural Skills Plan|
The implementation of the $450,000 Agricultural Skills Plan is part of the State Government's commitment to grow the annual farm gate value of produce in the State.
|$5 million in grants to celebrate 25 years of Landcare|
Australian communities will share in $5 million in 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants, to help restore local environments in a new initiative as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
|$5000 a year scholarship for students studying agriculture degrees|
School leavers looking to start an agriculture-related university degree are being encouraged to apply for the prestigious Horizon Scholarship.
|$600,000 for NRM projects in Tasmania|
The Australian Government has approved over $600,000 for natural resource management projects around Tasmania.
|$60m in federal funding for more Tasmanian farm irrigation schemes|
Tasmanian irrigation projects will receive $60 million in federal funding, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.
|$7.6 million research agreement between the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and Dairy Australia|
Tasmania’s dairy industry will be strengthened by a new $7.6 million research agreement between the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and Dairy Australia.
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