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THIS year marks the 10th year
of Rabobank's Farm Managers
Program, with more than 300
young farmers from Australia
and New Zealand graduating
from the program since 2006.
Applications are open for
up-and-coming farmers to
take part in the program,
which will be held near Mel-
bourne in June.
Rabobank group executive
for Country Banking Australia
Peter Knoblanche said the
program had grown in its own
right to be considered a must
for those looking to take over
the reins of a family property
or manage a commercial farm.
"The program offers a
unique opportunity for farm-
ers from across Australia and
New Zealand to come togeth-
er, share best practice and dis-
cuss and workshop ideas," Mr
Designed to strengthen op-
erational and strategic skills,
the program covers topics such
as global trends in agriculture,
business planning, financial
management, leadership and
A maximum of 36 appli-
cants can be offered places on
the program. For details visit
call Nerida Sweetapple on (02)
8115 4139 or email nerida.
Collinsvale District Makers and Growers
Market Memorial Hall, Collinsvale, 10am to
2pm. Details: 0403 908 145.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond 9am to 3pm. Details:
Bellerive Community Farmers' Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, 8.30am to
12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Grower's Market Willow Court
complex, New Norfolk, 9am to 2pm. Details:
Mowbray Community Market 330-336
Invermay Rd, Mowbray, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Richard 0418 133 308.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm.
Details: Ray Murphy 0418 144 249.
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Pearl St, Wivenhoe, 8.30am to noon. Details:
All Saints Market 339 Macquarie St, South
Hobart, 9am to 2pm. Details: Yvonne
0417 370 819.
MoMa Market MONA, 655 Main Rd
Berriedale, noon to 5pm. Details:
Tasmanian Farm Gate Bathurst St, Hobart,
9am to 1pm. Details: Madi Peattie 6234 5625
or 0401 925 439.
Sorell Market Community Hall and oval,
Sorell, until 1.30pm. Details: Rod 6243 8282
or 0417 509 558.
Penguin Market Old Primary School,
Penguin, 9am to 3.30pm. Details:
Don Village Market Memorial Hall, Don,
8am to 2.30pm. Details: 0428 921 443.
Esk Market Showgrounds, Esk, 9am to 2pm.
Details: Philip Le Fevre 0408 487 154.
Evandale Market Russel St, Evandale, 8am
to 2pm. Details: Peter Woof 6391 9191.
Hobart Showground Market
Showgrounds, Howard Rd, Glenorchy, 8am
to 2pm. Details: 6272 6812.
Kingston Rotary Friendly Market Kingston
Town shopping centre car park, Kingston,
9am to 2pm. Details: Annette 0419 543 287.
Cradle Coast Farmers' Market Pier Wharf,
Ulverstone, 8.30am-1pm Details: Lee-Anne
0497 622 311.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Cygnet Market Town Hall, Cygnet,10am to
2pm. Details: Julie 0488 066 873 or 6297
Oatlands Community Market Community
Hall, Gay St, Oatlands, 9am to 1pm. Details:
Jenni Muxlow 0411 232 776 or Ron Williams
Brighton Market Memorial Hall, Brighton,
9am to 2pm. Details: 0427 008 353.
South Arm Community Market 9
Calverton Pl, South Arm, 9am to 1pm. Details:
Details: Pam 6248 9852.
Bream Creek Farmers Market
Showgrounds, Bream Creek, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Helen 0417 599 693.
Course to prepare
the next generation
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Caution call on myrtle rust
Disease scare P5
Best ewe flocks picked
Exchange of ideas P13
Berry fright fallout
Biosecurity fears P8
Christie McLeod's hazelnuts are
in hot demand from buyers.
Picture: ROSS MARSDEN
Going nuts P8
TFGA Matters .......................... 8
Wool Report ........................... 13
Real estate ............................ 22
Trades and classifieds............24
DRIVE IN STYLE: The Tas-
manian Horse Drawn Vehicle
Foundation will have a site at
Steamfest at Quesrcus Park,
Carrick. Carts and buggies will
be on display and there will be
daily performances. From
today until Sunday. The foun-
dation will also be at the Wyn-
yard Show on March 14.
Details: 0457 881 109.
COAL TITLE: The Fingal
Valley Festival celebrates 35
years. Malcolm Woods is vying
for the world coal-shovelling
championship. Shearing, cyc-
ling, woodcutting and yard
dogs feature tomorrow from
10am to 4pm at Fingal Recre-
ation Ground. Details: 0408
BEEF DAY: A field day and
the launch of the Beef Produc-
ers Performance Plus Network
will held on March 4 at Wood-
bourn, 390 Saundridge Rd,
Cressy from 10am to 4pm with
several guest speakers. The
day is free but RSVP is essen-
tial to Kay Lord on 6435 7529.
CORGIS GALORE: Welsh
Corgis from the mainland and
New Zealand will take on the
locals at the 16th Welsh Corgi
National Specialty at Hobart
Showgrounds from 10am on
March 7-8. Details: www.sites.
Taste of the Huon will show-
case local produce at Ranelagh
Showgrounds from 10am to
5.30pm on March 8 and 10am
to 4.30pm on March 9. Cost:
$9, children free. Details:
BACK TO WOODSDALE:
A picnic and fair day on March
8 is organised by the local mu-
seum. The day includes races
and competitions, raffle, stalls
and memorabilia displays.
2278 Woodsdale Rd. Details:
6254 6165 or 6254 6042.
GEMS APLENTY: The
Lapidary Club of Tasmania
holds the Hobart Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Show on March
14-15 at the showgrounds in
Glenorchy from 9am to 4pm
both days. Displays and sales,
demonstrations and children's
activities. Cost: $5, children $1.
Details: Rosemary 6249 1408.
SCHOOL OPEN DAY:
The Exeter High School Farm
will host an open day from
10am to 3pm on March 22.
Speakers, sheep, horses, cattle
and poultry, displays and per-
formances. Tresca Lane, Main
Road, Exeter. Entry $5,
under-6 free and 6-12 years $2.
SMALL FARMS EXPO:
Free day at the Ranelagh
Showground on March 22.
Hosted by the Huon Agricul-
tural Society from 10am to
4pm, the event will feature
breed societies, guest speakers,
exhibitors and a poultry sale.
PRECIOUS STONES: De-
vonport Lapidary Club holds a
fair at East Devonport School,
Thomas St on March 21-22
from 9am to 4pm. Jewellery,
gems and minerals. Cost: $5,
under-16 free. Details: Collene
Donaghy 0407 165 005, www.
FLAVOUR FEAST: Tas-
manian Garlic and Tomato
Festival will be held on March
22 at 338 Four Springs Rd,
Selbourne, from 10am to 3pm.
Speakers and stallholders are
sought for the day. Details: An-
nette Reed 0438 009 522.
Branches can advise of upcom-
ing events. Information must
be emailed to head office by
10am Monday for publication
on the Friday.
Ron Fellowes, left, with his 1910 FN motorbike and Carl Hansen with his 1928 Manchester truck are
ready to roll for next weekend's Taste of the Huon.
Picture: ROGER LOVELL
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