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TAS Country : April 28th 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tasmanian Country 25 2011 Support, services for mental health issues AT the Mind Your Mind site, many organisations provide information about mental health services and support. The service providers in- clude Anglicare, Aspire a Pathway to Mental Health, Arafmi Tasmania, Head- space, the State Govern- ment, North West Com- monwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Rich- mond Fellowship Tas- mania, Sage Hill Family and Friends Service, Sa- maritans Tasmania and StandBy Response Service. They offer a wide range of services for those affec- ted by mental illness and their carers, families and friends. 512 Fifth Ave Agfest fun rewarding for all ages EXPERIENCE: Allan Perry BRUCE MOUNSTER AS Agfest vice-chairman, Sassafras farmer Allan Perry acts as chairman Anthony Coad's right- hand man. His responsibilities at Agfest 2011 include organ- ising the opening cer- emony and performing there as master of cer- emonies. Perry is also organising the Agfest site awards. He has recruited three judges who will walk the length and breadth of Quercus Park on Thursday to select stand-out sites. He also acts as a sound- ing board for volunteers, helping out with minor problems and making sure everyone is OK. As assistant vehicles di- rector, he is acting as a mentor for vehicles direc- tor Vanessa Acheson, who has taken on her first director's role. It involves the procure- ment of hire cars, vans and utes for Agfest's operation. Perry said becoming a member of the Agfest team was, in some ways, just like a career. ''You might be out park- ing cars for two or three years then you start to build your way up,'' he said. ''In six to eight years you might have enough know- ledge to be Agfest chair- man.'' Perry said instead of pay packets, Agfest volunteers saw personal development, fun and friendships as more than adequate com- pensation. He said his friends in- cluded various long-term Agfest exhibitors, who vol- unteers dealt with year after year. Recruiting will be in full swing at Agfest for the Tasmanian Rural Youth Past Members Association. The association is based on the idea that Rural Youth is such a great or- ganisation that its mem- bers would never want to leave. It welcomes former Ru- ral Youth members, auto- matically kicked out at age 30, back into the fold. Rural Youth life member Elizabeth Skirving said there were no age limits, with former members of Rural Youth's predecessor organisations Junior Far- mers and Calf Clubs also welcome. About 60 enthusiastic members of all ages turned up for the Past Members Association's inaugural meeting at the Longford Village Green in February. Mrs Skirving said mem- bership had climbed to about 100. ''It has a broad range of ages, from 90-year-olds who were part of calf clubs to people who left Rural Youth in the past five to 10 years,'' she said. Mrs Skirving said every- one was invited to a get- together at the Agfest func- tion centre from 2.30pm on Thursday, and the func- tion centre would register interested people for the duration of Agfest. Mrs Skirving said the association planned to hold four events each year. She said the idea for the association idea gained momentum during Rural Youth's 60th anniversary bash that involved past and current members last year. Visit www.ruralyouth. com.au/membership/past- members-association for details. WEEDSWIPER The only wiper with electronic feedback control for optimum efficiency See machines on display and for sale at Site 331 - Third Avenue Agtronix, Kingston 6229 6365 2077682-110429 Inspirations Garden Centre of Exeter at Stand 1129b offers INSPIRATIONS SEED RANGE This is a range of 132 selected varieties of commercial vegetable seeds, trialed for home gardeners in Tasmania's cool maritime climate. Our trial beds are over 1/4 acre in size. Seeds are available from our shop in Exeter or at www.vegetableseeds.net.au Below are some of the varieties in our extensive range developed over 4 years. See you at 1129B Go to www.vegetableseeds.net.au. Inspirations Garden Centre 78 Main Rd, Exeter, Tasmania 7275 Phone: 03 63943355 Fax: 03 63944653 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.vegetableseeds.net.au David and Janette Kenyon ABN: 96 227 263 894 Inspirational Living tr 2083255-110429 Cabbage Spring Hero Carrot Merida Cauliflower Winter Mix Lettuce Sierra Onion Sweet Red Pumpkin Butternut early Pumpkin Sweet Grey Swede Tasmanian Butter Bean Scarlet Runner Prizewinner Carrot Kuroda Carrot Sugarsnax Pumpkin Harlequin Eggplant Dusky Parsnip Melbourne Market Tomato Siletz Tomato Oregon Spring Tomato Legend Sweet Corn Early Green Manures Spinach, English Steadfast Chilli Hot Wax Chilli Inferno Watermelon Yellow Doll Canteloupe Fastbreak Bean Tepary Celery School of Agricultural Science Scholarship Sponsors The School of Agricultural Science wishes to thank the generous sponsors of its scholarships program, which ensures that study and research in the critical agricultural sector inTasmania continue to flourish. The new Director of theTasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research and Head of School, Professor Holger Meinke, and Deputy Head of School, Dr Richard Doyle, look forward to meeting sponsors and those interested in the exciting work of the School at Agfest. 2011 Scholarship Sponsors: Agricultural Contractors Association ofTasmania Coca Cola Ltd Country Women s Association Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Estate of Beryl Bennett Estate of Bruce Wall Estate of Hedley Lux Gregg Friends and Family of the late GraemeTole Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc. Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd Horticulture Australia Ltd Hobart Wine Show Society Impact Fertilisers Mrs Cheryl Turner Neale Edwards Pty Ltd Peracto Pty Ltd Professor Robert Menary OAM Robert Gatenby Memorial Trust Roberts Ltd Royal Agricultural Society ofTasmania Rural Industries Research and Development Corp. Tasmanian Alkaloids Tasmanian Beef IndustryTrust The late Professor George Wade The late Sir Harold and Lady Jean Cuthbertson The Lewis Family For information about courses and study in the agricultural sciences please call (03) 6226 2621, email Sally.Jones@utas.edu.au or write to the Secretary School of Agricultural Science University of Tasmania, Private Bag 54, Hobart TAS 7001. For information about scholarships in the agricultural sciences please call (03) 6226 2879 or email Tas.Scholarships@utas.edu.au 2830
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