FOCUS ON VEGIES: The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s vegetable research farm at Forthside will have an open day on November 14 from 8.30am to 1.30pm at 124 Forthside Rd. Later in the day the facility hosts an industry forum on potato diseases and soilborne health from 2pm to 4.30pm. Details: www.utas.edu.au /tia or Leonie White 0407 865 640.
AGRICULTURE DAY: A forum in Hobart will celebrate the first national Agriculture Day on November 21 and look at where Tasmania’s food and agriculture sectors are at and where are they heading. Experts from the University of Tasmania will weigh in on the future of the state’s food. The event runs from 5pm and includes refreshments and networking at Centenary Lecture Theatre, off Grosvenor St the Sandy Bay campus. RSVP by November 17 to Claire on 6226 7637 or by email to TIA. Events@utas.edu.au.
DOG SCHOOL: Paul Macphail from Beloka Kelpies will be conducting a twoday sheepdog training course from November 24-25. Topics covered include yard work, paddock work, obedience and control. BYO dog or dogs to Lewisham, between Ross and Campbell Town. Cost $385. Details: 0418 335 306 or email email@example.com.
CARRIAGE DRIVING: The Tasmanian Carriage Driving Society will be holding its annual show at Wynyard on November 26. Classes showcasing driver skills will range from ponies to heavy horses. The action starts at 10am at Frederick St. Details: Peri Kentish 0409 763 366, Jill Cawsey 0437 040 018 (text only).
GRAZING FIELD DAY: The Longford Red Meat Group and Water for Profit are running a field day at Bothwell on November 30. The focus is on comparing set stocking and rotational grazing of ryegrass and clover. The day covers practical productivity solutions in irrigated grazing systems and runs from 9.30am until 1.30pm at Bothwell Town Hall. Details: Georgia McCarthy 0400 763 904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOWTIME: The 109th Circular Head Show will be held on December 9 at the Stanley Recreation Ground. Cost: $10, $5 children to 14, under-fives free. Details: 0456 003609 or email email@example.com.
FLOWER SHOW: The Claremont summer flower show will showcase liliums and roses. The show will be hed from January 13-14, 2018, at Claremont Memorial Hall, corner of Main Rd and Bilton St. On the Sarturday the show runs from 1pm to 5pm and on the Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Details: Stan Walker 6275 2285.
CRAFTY GROUP: New members are welcome to the Happy Hookers group every Monday to create textiles at British Hotel in Deloraine from 10am to noon. Refreshments $2. Details: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.
EXPLORE HISTORY: An exhibition sheds light on Jimmy Possum, a Tasmanian mystery. Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine. Details: 6362 5280.