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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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Published: 13 Jun 2018

Sheep Connect Tasmania is Australia Wool Innovation’s (AWI’s) key investment in extension for the Tasmanian sheep and wool industries.

The program is a joint venture between AWI and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and is recognised by producers and service providers as the key conduit for valuable, relevant and timely farming systems information.

Through its Producer Advisory Panel, Sheep Connect Tasmania   proactively identifies local producer and industry priorities and provides opportunities to manage arising challenges.

It supports producers in acquiring the skills to manage systems diversity, and integration of sheep into an evolving farming system.

  • Regular engagement with approximately 440 sheep farms in Tasmania
  • More than 1200 attendees at events during 3-year project
  • 82% of participants made a change to their enterprise as a result of knowledge or skills gained through Sheep Connect Tasmania