Growing Agriculture @ 41 Degrees South

Excellence in farm management through innovation, diversification and integration with tourism

Preliminary Announcement

We are pleased to announce Tasmania will host the 22nd International Farm Management Congress in 2019.

The congress will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston from 3 to 8 March 2019.

The theme for the 2019 Congress is Growing Agriculture @ 41 Degrees South – Excellence in farm management through innovation, diversification and integration with tourism.

The demand for food is increasing; we will need to increase food production by 70% by 2050.  For some economies that depend strongly on agriculture, like Tasmania, there are attractive export opportunities for the supply of high quality and “quality assured” produce.  What needs to happen for these opportunities to be realised?

The Congress will devote a number of sessions to presentations, discussions and workshops to examine what Governments, educators, researchers, consultants, farmers and commercial companies will need to do to capitalise on these opportunities.

The Congress program also includes 2 days of field tours visiting farms and related institutions in northern Tasmania, presentations on global “hot topics”, and contributed papers on the Congress sub-themes.

IFMA 22 is hosted by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Department of Primary Industry, Parks Water and the Environment).

There will be a one week pre-congress tour in Tasmania and a one week post-congress tour on mainland Australia.

A provisional program overview will be released following the upcoming IFMA congress in Edinburgh.

Please join the congress email list to stay updated as planning proceeds.

David Armstrong
Congress Chair

August 2017

A provisional program overview will be released.

3 - 8 March 2019

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Who Should Attend

  • Farm Managers and Owners
  • Individual and Corporate Producers
  • Advisors
  • Suppliers
  • Researchers
  • University Lecturers
  • Government Representatives
  • Policy-makers
  • Farming and Marketing Organizations
  • Agribusiness Companies

Congress Managers

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:

mail@conferencedesign.com.au
+61 3 6231 2999

IFMA 22 Hosts

IFMA 22 is hosted by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Department of Primary Industry, Parks Water and the Environment).

Organising Committee

  • David Armstrong
  • Paul Bowman
  • Robin Thompson
  • Jemima Hamer
  • Donna Lucas
  • Greg Bott

Northern Tasmania Development Corporation (NTDC) is a partner with IFMA in the presentation of these themed sessions.  The organisation has established specific economic growth targets in the regional economy, with a key emphasis based on primary industry.

Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor
Launceston Tasmania
Australia

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International Farm Management Association (IFMA)

The International Farm Management Association (IFMA) is a non profit-making organisation. The objective of the Association is to further the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the world.

This includes the whole spectrum of individual and corporate producers, managers, advisors, researchers, teachers, policy-makers, suppliers, farming and marketing organizations and agribusiness companies associated with agriculture, horticulture and rural enterprise.

Currently the Association has members in over 50 countries.