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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 info@be­lokakelpies.com.au.

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 gm­c­carthy@macfrank.com.au.

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 chag­so­ci­ety@gmail.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.

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