Tasmanian agriculture is an innovative and dynamic sector with a significant growth profile that will see agriculture continue to be one of the key economic pillars on which the State’s economy rests.
The sector currently exports from the state 75 per cent of its agricultural production. This figure is increasing year on year as the sector embraces new crops, new technologies and rises to meet the challenge of producing more food for an ever increasing global population.
At the TFGA we believe that the future for farming in Tasmania is a very positive one, but we do have challenges. Often these occur when we least expect them, some are climatic but more often than not they are the result of poor policy decisions or the result of over regulation.
Our role is to advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that these challenges do not go unanswered, and that our members can operate their businesses in an unfettered and sensible manner. As the leading advocacy body in Tasmania we are uniquely placed to assist our members to achieve positive outcomes for their farms and their families. The ongoing support for Tasmanian family farms is one of the cornerstones by which my team operate and all of us are passionate about securing the future for Tasmanian farmers.