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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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