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PFT to host Field Trip at IFA/AFG National Conference


23 Sep 2021

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As part of the 2021 IFA/AFG National Conference, Private Forests Tasmania will host Field Trip number 1 ‘Forest Growers and Agroforestry’ visiting two properties in the north of the state who have integrated commercial trees into the rural landscape for a range of benefits.

The National Conference themed “Your Forests, Our Future”, will run from Monday, October 11 until Thursday, October 14 highlighting the benefits of Australia’s forests for everyone.

Private Forests Tasmania invites you to join us on October 14 as we explore two properties in the north of the state that have successfully integrated commercial trees into the rural landscape for a range of benefits.

Join us to hear from these two prominent farmers who have experienced the non-commercial benefits of trees such as, solving magnesium imbalance in cattle, increases in lambing percentages, animal welfare, cash benefits and more.

First Stop of the tour will visit Logan, a prime lamb farming enterprise at Evandale owned and ran by the Peltzer family.  Logan’s prime lambs feed into the export and domestic markets. The Peltzer family also produces wool, grass seed and cereal grains. Logan is also entering its third generation of tree planting which has assisted in delivering increased water efficiency and increased lamb survivability whilst enhancing farm aesthetics.

Site preparation, carbon, natural capital accounting and establishment of one of our Landscape Scale Demonstration sites will be covered at this stop.

Above:  Sheep grazing in pasture sheltered by trees at Logan

Second stop of the tour visits fifth-generation farmer, Ed Archer who owns the 1400 hectare property Greenhythe, one of the properties used to produce the nationally recognised Angus Stud, Landfall.

Greenhythe is primarily a cattle and sheep breeding enterprise edged along the banks of the Tamar River with strong prevailing winds.  Plantations strategically planted to offer stock shelter have proven benefits, particularly around lamb survival rates, carbon offsets, and water efficiency.

Co-investment, small scale harvesting and the non-commercial benefits of trees, plus much more, will be covered at this stop.

Above:  Ed Archer at Greenhythe with established shelterbelt in background

To join our tour, you must register at the IFA/AFG website.

Costs:

  • Tour only – Member Day Registration - $200 until 26 Sept - $250 after 27 September
  • Tour only – Non-member Day Registration - $300 until 26 Sept - $350 after 27 September

For full four-day registration costs for members, non-members, students and virtual attendance, please visit the IFA/AFG National Conference Registration Page.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW