Research and development for the agriculture sector
Encouraging the industry-adoption of findings
Training the next generation of agricultural leaders
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a specialist institute at the University of Tasmania with a mandate to deliver research, industry development and education for the agri-food industry of Tasmania.
Our vision is to enable Tasmanian food producers and processors to accelerate primary sector productivity while maintaining and improving Tasmania’s land and water quality for future generations.
Close relationships across the agriculture and food value chain at a local, national and international level ensure we are connected with stakeholders and that our research and education priorities support industry needs and aspirations.
From the advantages that Tasmania offers us, we deliver to the world.
We are committed to delivering highly relevant research to directly benefit the Tasmanian agriculture industry. We engage directly with industry to design projects that will yield real world benefits.
Our research spans agricultural systems, food safety and innovation, horticulture, and livestock production.
Agricultural Science is a future-focused degree that equips you to address some of the world’s biggest challenges and opportunities.
Your education is at the cutting-edge of agriculture, applying food systems concepts and ideas from around the world.
Our Forthside Vegetable Research Facility and Dairy Research Facility at Elliott are equipped with wireless sensors that provide a real-time, whole-of-farm snapshot of growing conditions.
These Sustainable, Manageable, Accessible, Rural Technologies (SMART) demonstrate how on-farm modernisation can support growers to make data-driven decisions.
John Cumming graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree with first class honours in 1997 and a PhD in environmental soil chemistry in 2005. After eight years of study, John still looks back on his time at the University and fondly…
Associate Professor Martin Steinbauer is the Assistant Director for Response Operations at the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He’s also an Agricultural Science graduate of the University of Tasmania…
Pete Headlam graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and used it to carry on the legacy of his family's six generations of sheep farming.“I am unsure that my success and enjoyment of farming resulted entirely from my years at…
Join us at Woodrising Dairies for the 2023 ANZ Dairy Business of the Year Award field day