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ABOUT US

The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA) is Tasmania’s peak farming body and agriculture’s strongest advocate, representing well over 3,000 members.

The TFGA is an active and powerful lobby group dedicated to the interests of farmers and making a difference in our rural communities.  We champion our members’ needs and provide services which aim to lead the Tasmanian agricultural industry into the future.  With a strong political advocacy and leadership team, the TFGA has continued to support members since its formation in 1948.

TFGA has a reputation as a well respected lobby group.

The association consists of five main commodity groups – Dairy, Meat, Wool, Cereal & Seeds and Vegetables – as well as several sub-committee groups – water, weeds, native vegetation, climate change, bio-security, animal welfare, poppies and pyrethrum.

TFGA members chair and lead these groups, and with the support of the CEO and staff have the power to influence local, state and federal government on a wide range of issues that impact on Tasmanian farming today.

At TFGA, we value:

  • Innovation, knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Performance and hard work
  • Respect and care for our members, clients and partners, and each other
  • Responsiveness and efficiency
  • Long term relationships with members, clients and partners. 

We need your support to continue this important work.

Our organisation is about choice and flexibility. We offer a range of membership options to best meet the needs of individuals and groups. Our four membership options are:


PRODUCER  - for primary producers of all commodities.  Membership fees are currently paid through an agent levy system or by self assessment.  Please contact the TFGA office on 6332 1800 for more details on the self-assessment option.

Producer members are entitled to:

  • TFGA assistance on individual issues
  • Eligible for appointment to a TFGA commodity council, committee and/or board
  • Voting rights at the TFGA Annual General Meeting
  • Monthly magazine “Farming Tasmania”
  • E-newsletter “Fastnews”, all media releases and other email correspondence
  • TFGA Membership Card – renewed annually
  • Member Discounts offered by various Tas companies
  • Discounted registration at the TFGA conference

The current levy rates are (as at 7th July 2016):

Cereals: 50 cents per $100 sale
Dairy: 0.09 cents per litre (less than 1 cent per litre)
Meat: 40 cents per $100 sale
Seeds: 20 cents per bag
Vegetables:     60 cents per $100 sale
Wool: 50 cents per $100 sale

Please contact your agent(s) to authorise TFGA levy deductions from your sale of commodity.

SUBSCRIBER - for those not actively engaged in farming but who wish to subscribe to the organisation. Membership fees are paid via an annual subscription. Subscriber members are entitled to:

  • Bi-monthly magazine “Farming Tasmania”
  • E-newsletter “Fastnews”, all media releases and other email correspondence

SUPPORTER - for those not actively engaged in farming but who wish to support the organisation. Membership fees are paid via an annual subscription. Supporter members are entitled to:

  • E-newsletter “Fastnews”, all media releases and other email correspondence

CORPORATE - for businesses, organisations or individuals who have a strategic link or vested interest in the agricultural industry, and who are not actively engaged in farming.  Membership fees are paid via an annual subscription.  Contact the TFGA office to discuss corporate membership.

Contact us on (03) 6332 1800 or email us at fionag@tfga.com.au for more details on how to join Tasmania’s representative lobby organisation.

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TFGA Affiliations

  • Australian Dairyfarmers Federation (ADF)
  • Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA)
  • Woolproducers Australia
  • Cattle Council of Australia (CCA)

Testimonials

"I am a member of TFGA because I want one voice to represent me in agriculture."

"I am a member of TFGA because they represent farmers on all the issues farmers cannot hope to deal with as individuals."

"Being part of the ''TFGA Family'' provides tremendous value for money when compared to many other cost imposts on our agricultural industry."

"We need the TFGA to help us fight the green/red tape imposed on agriculture by politically motivated policy makers and intellectuals."

"We need the TFGA to represent agriculture trade (access) issues including union bullying and market duopoly."

"TFGA worked hard both during and after the bushfires in January 2013 to ensure help reached the ground in a timely and effective manner"

"TFGA have a full awareness of what’s happening at ground level in Tasmanian agriculture."

 

Member Benefits

Show your TFGA 2016 membership card to obtain some fabulous member benefits!

Currently under review - watch this space!