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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.