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CAT­TLE­MEN MEET: The Tas­ma­nian Moun­tain Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Au­gust 22 from 8pm at the Westbury fire sta­tion. Speak­ers Olivia Barnard, Tracey Boon and San­dra Ry­bar­czyk will share ex­pe­ri­ences from the Man From Snowy River fes­ti­val. Bring a plate to share. EX­PORT TRAIN­ING: AusVeg will run an ex­port-devel­op­ment train­ing pro­gram from Au­gust 22-23 in Launce­s­ton. The train­ing will run from 9am to 4pm in Mac­quarie Room at Coun­try Club Tas­ma­nia. The train­ing aims for un­der­stand­ing of ex­port doc­u­men­ta­tion and pro­ce­dures. De­tails: 9882 0277 or email ex­port@ausveg.com.au.

FORESTRY SEM­I­NAR: Pri­vate Forests Tas­ma­nia will be hold­ing a sem­i­nar on eu­ca­lypt plan­ta­tions, mar­kets and mar­ket­ing on Au­gust 24. The evening is to run from 6pm to 9.30pm at the Tramsheds in Launce­s­ton. Cost: $37. RSVP: 6777 2720 or email ad­min@ pft.tas.gov.au.

COM­MODI­TIES FO­CUS: The ABARES re­gional out­look con­fer­ence will be held on Au­gust 23 in Devon­port. ABARES econ­o­mists will present an eco­nomic overview and fore­casts for agri­cul­tural com­modi­ties. The event is at the Water­front func­tion cen­tre, 17 Devon­port Rd, from 9am. De­tails: www.agri­cul­ture.gov.au/ abares/con­fer­ences-events. SHEARERS GATHER: Sports Shear Tas­ma­nia’s pre­sen­ta­tions will be held on Au­gust 27 at Cur­ringa Farm, 5831 Lyell Hwy, Hamil­ton from 11.30am. Lunch is $25, $15 for un­der-14s. RSVP by Au­gust 23 to 0418 572 266 or via Face­book.

SOILBORNE DIS­EASE: A mas­ter class on soilborne dis­ease man­age­ment will be held Au­gust 30-31 at Devon­port ex­plor­ing bi­o­log­i­cal, cul­tural and chem­i­cal op­tions for veg­etable crops. De­tails: San­dra Mar­ques 02 8627 1040 or email san­dra. mar­ques@ahr.com.au.

WOMEN’S AGM: Tas­ma­nian Women in Agri­cul­ture will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Au­gust 31 from 11am at Fat Pig Farm in Glaziers Bay. The meet­ing is fol­lowed by lunch by farm op­er­a­tor Matthew Evans of The Gourmet Farmer and a farm tour. RSVP by Au­gust 28 to Holly 0428 259 156 or email hhansen@nrm­south.org.au.

CEL­E­BRATE SPRING: The Der­went Catch­ment Project is hold­ing a spring cel­e­bra­tion and fundraiser on Septem­ber 1. The night, at Ratho in Both­well, starts with the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing from 5.30pm fol­lowed by din­ner. Cost: mem­bers $35, non­mem­bers $40. De­tails: Eve on 0429 170 048 or email projects @der­went­catch­ment.org

FLOWER SHOW: The Du­nal­ley Spring Flower Show is cel­e­brat­ing its 90th edi­tion on Septem­ber 2 from 1pm to 3pm at Du­nal­ley Com­mu­nity Hall. Cost: $3, chil­dren free. De­tails: Ann Mil­lar 6253 5715, 0437 888 476 or email gmi20517@big­pond.net.au.

SPRING BLOOMS: Camel­lias and daf­fodils will star in the Clare­mont Flower Show from Septem­ber 2-3. The show is at Clare­mont Me­mo­rial Hall from 1pm to 5pm on the Satur­day and from 10am to 4pm on the Sun­day. De­tails: Barry David­son 0439 992 509 or Stan Walker 6275 2285.

TOP FLOW­ERS: The Westbury Gar­den Club’s spring show on Septem­ber 2 fea­tures daf­fodils, cut flow­ers and camel­lias. Town Hall, Lyall St, Westbury from 1.30pm to 4pm. Cost: $2. De­tails: 0417 568 804.

HARP CON­CERT: Mem­bers of the Harp So­ci­ety of Tas­ma­nia will play in a con­cert on Septem­ber 10 at St Peter’s, Nile Chapel, Church Ln in Nile. The con­cert starts at 2pm and is fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea. Cost: $20. CRAFTY GROUP: New mem­bers are wel­come to the Happy Hook­ers group ev­ery Mon­day to cre­ate tex­tiles. The group meets at the Bri­tish Ho­tel in Delo­raine from 10am to noon. Re­fresh­ments $2. De­tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.

IN SEA­SON: Camel­lias fea­ture in up­com­ing flower shows.

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