NRM, Landcare and farm forestry (on private land) align in the TAMAR Valley in October 2016

The Australian Forest Growers National Conference in Launceston, 23-26 October 2016, is much more than just about private forestry. Australian Forest Growers (AFG) champions the role of trees in Natural Resource Management (NRM) as a mix of income generating activities which build biodiversity on farms.  Most conference delegates, being farmers, agree this just makes sense.

This conference offers land owners/managers an opportunity to pursue a strong ‘Environment & Sustainability’ stream. There are eight tours to choose from two of which are: (1) NRM, Landcare and forestry activities in the Tamar Valley – a microcosm of the successful integration of viable and sustainable land management practices and (2) the ambitious 6,000ha forest restoration project on farms in the Midlands – reflective of challenges across other parts of the state.

The nation’s best farm foresters, vying for the title of the National Tree Farmer of the Year Award, will share their stories at the conference dinner.

In addition to 44 conference speakers, three ‘hands-on’ Grower Workshops encourage delegates to discuss experiences of arguably some of the nation’s leading private forest owners – including a fair share from Tasmania.

The full Conference program is at: and delegates are encouraged to register before the early bird closes on 30 August 2016.

Arthur Lyons

Conference Convenor

0419 000 630