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Bellerive Community Farmers Market
Bellerive Boardwalk, 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Details: Brenda Marsh 0447 926 202.
Richmond Farmers and Makers Market
Town Hall, Richmond, 9am to 3pm. Details:
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers
Market Cimitiere St car park, Launceston,
8.30am to 12.30pm. Details: 0417 352 780 or
Big River Growers 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.
Smithton Saturday Market 135 Nelson St,
Smithton, 8.30am to 3pm. Details: Ray
Murphy 0418 144 249.
St Helens Market Memorial Hall, Cecilia St,
St Helens, 8am to noon. Details:
Burnie Farmers Market Showgrounds,
Burnie, 8.30am to noon. Details: 6431 5882.
Huonville Market Town Hall, Huonville,
10am to 2pm. Details: Sami 0400 505 069.
St Marys Market Community Hall, St Marys,
9am to 1pm. Details: Robina 6372 2022.
Bridport Market Main Rd, Bridport, 9am to
2pm. Details: Annemarie Laubsch 63561474
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, Launceston, 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 to 12.30pm. Details: Ian
0418 386 380.
Axemans Makers Market Axemans Hall of
Fame, Bells Parade, Latrobe, 9am to 3pm
Details: 6426 2099.
Coal River Valley Farmers Market
Campania Hall, Campania, 9am to 1pm.
Details: Jean Howlett 6260 4126.
Lilydale Village Market Community Hall,
Lilydale, 10am to 2pm. Details: Simon
0408 995 012.
Judbury Market Calvert Park, Judbury,
10am to 2pm. Details: Tony 0424 035 114.
Tunbridge Market Town Hall, Tunbridge,
9am to 3pm. Details: Rodney 6255 2002 or
Paul 0437 552 173.
Dover Community Market Southgate
Shopping Centre, Dover, 10am to 3pm.
Details: 6297 6220.
Geeveston Country Market Community
Hall, Brady St, Geeveston, 9am to 2pm.
Details: 0484 276 301.
THE two-year Tasmanian
dairy focus farm project at
Limberlost Dairy wraps up this
month with Peter and Jo Jones
hosting their final day at the
farm on January 24.
The project has followed
the couple as they navigated
their way through different de-
cisions at the Kayena farm in
the Tamar Valley.
The day will run from 11am
to 2pm with lunch supplied. It
is an opportunity to hear about
what the Joneses have
changed and implemented
over the past two years to im-
prove the farm's performance.
This will include looking at
the factors that make Limber-
lost a profitable dairy system
and how Mr Jones goes about
The couple is about to
undertake a human resources
audit for their farm team,
something that is new to the
industry. It will give the opera-
tors an indication of how the
team is performing.
DairyTas will be running
buses from Ringarooma in the
North-East and Smithton in
For more details and to
RSVP call the DairyTas office
on 6432 2233 or visit
Last look at changes
on dairy focus farm
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OPEN GARDEN: Golden
Hills at Glengarry is holding a
collector plant sale tomorrow
and Sunday. The gardens are
open from 10am to 4.30pm at
118 Hoods Rd. Cost: $5,
under-18s free. Details: 0408
VISIT VINEYARD: Grey
Sands vineyard at Exeter will
be open tomorrow and Sunday
for wine tastings and sales as
well as BYO picnics in the gar-
den. Open 1pm to 6pm on both
days. Cost: $5, under-18s free.
Details: 6396 1167.
HURRY FOR AGFEST:
The exhibitor deadline for Ag-
fest has passed but potential
exhibitors can apply to be a
part of the field days in May.
To apply now a late fee is re-
quired.. Details: visit www.ag-
fest.com.au or call Rural Youth
Tasmania on 6331 6154.
Applications are open for the
2017 Rural Bank scholarships.
The national program has nine
tertiary scholarships for first-
time undergraduate students
in the Australian agribusiness
sector. Recipients get $5000
for the first year of their studies
to contribute to the costs of ac-
commodation, course materi-
als, equipment and tutoring.
The funding will be extended
to the second year of studies
subject to performance. Appli-
cations close on January 27.
BEEF UP SKILLS: Students
keen on a career in the dairy or
beef industries can now apply
for a a Greenham scholarship
worth $12,000. The scholar-
ship is run in partnership with
the AgriTas Trade College in
Smithton and is open to appli-
cants aged 17 to 45 who are im-
mediate family members,
sharefarmers with or employ-
ees of farmers who have sold
cattle to Greenham's Smithton
plant in 2016. Applications
close January 31. Details: www.
greenham.com.au or email
WORKING DOGS: Paul
Macphail from Beloka Kelpies
will be conducting a two-day
sheepdog training course in
February. The course is aimed
for beginners as well as those
with some dog-handling ex-
perience. Participants should
bring their own dogs. Topics
covered include yard work,
paddock work, obedience and
control. The course will run
from February 18-19 at Lewis-
ham, between Ross and Camp-
bell Town. Details: email
call 0418 335 306.
LOOK AT RECYCLING:
NRM North is organising a
trip to Envorinex at George
Town on February 1 where
participants will be looking at
how the company makes prod-
ucts such as fence pickets from
used silage wrap and bulk ferti-
liser bags. Titled Don't Scrap
the Wrap, a bus trip starts at
Pipers River at 9.50am or par-
ticipants can drive to the plant.
The program runs from
10.30am to noon. Details:
CRAFTY GROUP: New
members are welcome to the
Happy Hookers group which
meets every Monday to create
textiles together. The British
Hotel in Deloraine, 10am to
noon. Refreshments $2. De-
tails: Joanne Wild 6368 1373.
EXPLORE HISTORY: An
exhibition sheds light on
Jimmy Possum, a Tasmanian
mystery. The display is at the
Deloraine and Districts Folk
Museum, 98-100 Emu Bay Rd,
Deloraine. Details: 6362 5280.
MAKE A SPLASH: Applications to be an exhibitor at this
year's Agfest are still being accepted.
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