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).
Grains Research and Development Corporation
The grains industry plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, representing 24 percent of total agricultural exports.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supports the industry through investing in research, development and extension (RD&E) to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers.
The GRDC invests over $198 million in around 700 RD&E initiatives to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers across a broad range of research areas – from molecular biology to farming systems. Within their carefully balanced portfolio is a range of investments, from long-term, high risk, ‘blue sky’ research to short-term, outcome-focused applied research at the local level. The GRDC’s investments deliver results and aim to continually break new ground for growers.
GRDC is working to ensure Australian grain growers have:
*better practices, developed faster
*access to superior varieties that enable them to effectively compete in global markets
*new products and services (both on and off farm) to assist growers to effectively compete in global grain markets
*the awareness and capacity to optimise adoption of grains research outputs.
Silver & Field Tour Sponsor
As a leading agribusiness, Elders has played a key role in rural Australia for more than 179 years. Our expansive network across Australia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam offers links to markets, tailored advice and specialist knowledge across a range of products, including farm supplies, livestock, wool, grain, finance, insurance, and real estate. We are committed to delivering value to the local communities in which we operate and the future of Australia’s agriculture industry.
IFMA Next Gens Sponsor
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.
AK Consultants are a small team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest standard of service in the agricultural and NRM sectors in Tasmania.
We specialise in agricultural planning requirements, irrigation water resources and natural values assessments.
AK Consultants also provide services in numerous other related fields such as bushfire risk assessment, effluent reuse and farm business management.
TG Financial is a proudly Tasmanian financial services company that provides financial planning advice and specialises in portfolio management and investment advice. Our sponsoring of the IFMA 2019 Congress recognises the importance of agriculture to Tasmania and supports the efforts of the IFMA Local Organising Committee. TG Financial’s Principal, Tony Gray, has a keen interest in agriculture and runs a small farming operation. Tony will be at some of the Congress sessions and field trips and is always open to a chat about financial markets and farming.
Meander Valley Council
Meander Valley is expansive municipality bordering the city of Launceston in the east, it extends west to the gateway of Cradle Mountain. The world heritage listed Great Western Tiers form a dramatic backdrop to a diverse landscape comprising historic townships, urban centres and productive farmland. Meander Valley Council is an innovative and progressive Council that plays an active role in driving agricultural investment through strategic developments. Meander Valley hosts the largest agricultural field event in the southern hemisphere and Council is proud to be sponsoring the 2019 IFMA 22 Conference, promoting the sharing of knowledge and the creation of opportunities in the agricultural industry.
Banquet Dinner Sponsor
Field Tour Sponsor
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