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Huon producers get in touch at Huon Show

Tim Ackroyd

It’s that time of year again and the Huon Show is nearly upon us (November 15th). This great event is one of the highlights of the year in the Huon and promises to be action-packed as always.

Among the many attractions, there will be a Small Farm Expo in the trade area. Tim Ackroyd, from NRM South will be on-hand to provide information and advice on land management and will be talking about some of the great programs being run in the region, including NRM South’s Small Landholdings Property Planning program, which is planned for early next year.

This program is designed for people who have a piece of land and are interested in doing something, but don’t know where to start. It will help landowners understand what is possible on their property and how that matches with their lifestyle, family, environmental and financial aspirations,” Tim explained.

Tim will be joined in the Small Farm Expo shelter by members of the Huon Valley Roamers Landcare Group; a new group supporting landcare with a twist, the D’Entrecasteaux & Huon Collaboration, DPIPWE’s Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch and the Huon Producers Network.

There will also be an opportunity to receive free native plants by answering a few simple questions to help direct future priorities for partnerships, work and investment in natural resource management in Southern Tasmania.

What’s on offer at the expo stall?

  • LIVESTOCK & PROPERTY: Opportunity to ask specific questions about the management of your livestock and property, with plenty of information to take away – NRM South and DPIPWE’s Animal Welfare and Biosecurity Branch
  • FREE NATIVE PLANT: Just answer a few questions to help guide future management of natural resources in Southern Tasmania
  • GREAT LOCAL PRODUCE: Showcasing a range of great local produce and supporting local producers – The Huon Producers Network
  • GET INVOLVED: Opportunity to get involved in Landcare, but not as you know it – talk to the Huon Valley Roamers Landcare Group!
  • WATERWAYS: Take part in the ‘Where in the Waterway’ activity, where you can match photos with locations on a map of your local waterway – D’Entrecasteaux & Huon Collaboration.

Come and visit us all, it will be a great opportunity to find out more about what’s happening in your region.

 

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