THE NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has released a new guide for working on Australian farms which includes what to expect, what to be aware of, and who to contact if there is a problem for backpackers. Every year, about 40,000 working holiday makers, also referred to as backpackers, work in Australian agriculture, many of whom
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Incentives are available from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019. The Trial will be capped at 3,800 participants over each financial year of the Trial. Information for employers If you are a grower in the horticultural industry who needs workers on a short term basis during peak times, you can access the Trial from
Under the new Horticulture Code of Conduct growers are asked to be aware they must be operating under a Horticulture Produce Agreement. All growers and traders must have a Code compliant Horticulture Produce Agreement. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that if you are a farmer growing fruit and vegetables and sell through
Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) have some great ‘how to’ videos on Beekeeping. These videos from the RIRDC have been produced to assist new beekeepers and align with the accredited Certificate AHC 32010 in beekeeping and Certificate AHC 10 in Agriculture. They are available on the RIRDC YouTube channel as a great playlist. There is general information on
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Mark from Harvest Moon I’ve been involved at Harvest Moon for 27 years – this is home to me and I love growing veggies every day. You get this tiny little seed and you plant it in the ground and watch it grow into a beautiful carrot or a beautiful head of broccoli – that’s
We love to hear stories of Tasmanian producers and here in this series Salamanca Fresh are running stories on the relationship with their suppliers – some going back decades. This clip is with Andrew Scott of Scott Bros at Cairns Bay Our relationship with Salamanca Fresh has been there for about 40 years and started
SOME leading Tasmanian orchardists are reversing a long decline in apple production with new plantings. Andrew Smith, a fourth-generation fruit grower in the Huon Valley, this week started planting 10,000 new apple trees while major producer Hansen Orchards is also growing more apples. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal the value of the
Tuesday & Wednesday 22 & 23 August 2017 2 Full days Macquarie Room, Country Club Tasmania, Launceston INVITATION AUSVEG – in conjunction with professional trainers from the Export Council of Australia – is holding a two-day “Export Readiness Training Workshop” that is designed for vegetable growers who are currently considering exporting or looking to expand
Tasmanian-born Hannah Gadsby is taking a break from comedy and heading back to her home state to regroup after years on the comedy rote. To welcome her back we had Tasmania’s culinary queen Sally Wise cook her a wholesome homecoming meal. The Sally Wise Cooking School is in the picturesque Derwent Valley near tiny Molesworth.
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Eat Well Tasmania Inc. champions healthy eating and promotes opportunities to eat healthy Tasmanian grown, produced and value added food. In 2016, the Eat Well Tasmania Inc. Board undertook a strategic review. Eat Well Tasmania Inc. is primarily focussed on engaging with food and agriculture and aligned industries. With our partners, we champion healthy eating