Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public well-being,
health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds.
We want livestock producers to be prepared, vigilant and on the lookout. How can you help?
The TFGA is an active and powerful advocacy organisation dedicated to the best interests of all farmers, and to making a difference in rural communities in Tasmania.
In a world of social, economic and environmental volatility, combined with increasing regulation, TFGA provides a strong, united voice to ensure our Tasmanian farmers are represented when decisions are made that impact Tasmanian agriculture.
TFGA is committed to achieving this through active, effective engagement and advocacy with all levels of government and other stakeholders, to ensure our members can continue to operate sustainable, profitable agricultural businesses.
* Reference: Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard 2020-21
TFGA represents the interests of food, fibre, primary production in Tasmania by making submissions and raising awareness on issues that have signification bearing on operational impacts as well as fostering future investments.
Our policies relate primarily to management of our strategic operating environment – what are the key issues affecting our members and developing a solution to that issue. Through effective policy and submissions, we aim to create an environment for farmers that enables profitable, safe and sustainable production, within a community that values and respects the farm sector.
To develop effective policies we have a structure that utilises our most important asset, it is our members.Advocacy
As the largest advocacy group in Tasmania and the only one that focuses exclusively on farming and the rural sector, the future of Tasmanian agriculture is our focus. By becoming a member of Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association you will help improve the profitability and sustainability of our +$2 billion industry.
We deliver strong representation at local, state and national levels to ensure the needs of Tasmanian farmers and the agricultural sector are well understood and acted upon.
Bottom Line – We work for Tasmanian Farmers
TFGA is currently involved in a number of industry projects aimed at benefiting farmers across Tasmania.
Projects that are aligned with TFGA Council and Committee priorities will protect and improve our members capacity to be profitable and sustainable, while simultaneously promoting the organisations role in Tasmanian agriculture.
Projects include Biosecurity, Advancing Organic Agribusiness, Kids to Farms, Red Meat IDO, Living Next Door to a Farmer, Heavy Vehicle National Law, Landcare Action.Current Projects
The resources supplied in this section are designed to assist you in the day-to-day operations of your farm business.
Whether you are suffering hardship and loss from a natural disaster, or you just need the award details for your employees, we have a full comprehensive source of links, downloads and resources available for Tasmanian and interstate service providers.
This list is not the be-all and end all as the team are continuously adding and updating these details.
Members, please contact the TFGA on 6332 1800 if you need advice or support as to where to find the details you are searching for.Resources
As a TFGA member you have the opportunity to place issues on our policy and advocacy agenda, and expand your understanding of other industry issues which may be impacting your state. TFGA membership also provides you with the following privileges:
• Opportunity to join one of the Commodity Committees
• Exclusive discounts and offers with our industry partners
• Voting rights presented to the Annual General Meeting
• Benefits to local service providers and suppliers
• Be a voice for agriculture within your community