Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture

Research and development for the agriculture sector

On-farm impact

Encouraging the industry-adoption of findings

Education and training

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.

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Our research

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.

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Study with us

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.

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Research farms

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.

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