Thu 18 Apr 2019 @9.30am - 9.30pm
Join the Tasmanian division of the Ag Institute and Tasmanian Irrigation for a tour of the Meander Valley Irrigation Scheme in northern Tasmania. See how water from the mountains is delivered to farms, and how farmers in an area of 800-1200mm average rainfall use that water. The tour will be a car-pooling/networking experience with knowledgeable local ‘tour guides’ for our interstate visitors, including a gourmet lunch at Hazelbrae House.
Following the tour, the national student competition will begin at Entally Lodge. Outstanding agricultural science students representing their State will compete for the prestigious AEV Richardson Memorial Award by presenting their research and findings. Don’t miss this chance to see Australia’s upcoming generation of top agricultural scientists!
After the student competition, the AIA’s national and Tasmanian divisions will briefly conduct their annual general meetings.
This will be followed by a relaxed period for refreshments and networking before the group dinner at Entally Lodge including the student award ceremony and some brief presentations by local agriculturalists.
In addition, there is a free Precision Ag event on the day before on 17th April for those interested & interstate travellers to make the trip for 2 events. Follow this link for more details: http://www.utas.edu.au/tia/news-events/event/tasmanian-agriculture-productivity-group-tapg-precision-ag-expo
Event Name: AIA TAS Irrigation Tour, National AGM & National Student Awards
Date: Thursday 18 April 2019
Time: 9.30am – 9.30pm
Venue: Meander Valley Irrigation scheme & Entally Lodge, 28 Rutherglen Rd, Hadspen, Tasmania, 7290
Cost: Member AGM Dinner only - Free
Member tour and AGM - $40
Non-member AGM Dinner only - $40
Non-member tour and AGM - $80
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