The Northern Territory Farmers Association (NT Farmers) is the peak body for the Plant Industry. We are an amalgam of the former NT Agricultural and Horticultural Associations and have been operating under the banner of NT Farmers since 1 July 2012.
Our goal is to create a strong association focussed on;
Attached is a fact sheet and link to the Outbreak website with information on Official Control for quarantine plants pests. This is a new policy that is now in place to support trade when an exotic plant pest or disease needs to be contained and controlled, but may no longer be subject to eradication. Appreciate if you can pass onto plant industries. AUSVEG are already well aware of it....
Sam Tocknell (NT Farmers) and Brian Thissleton (DPIR Entomologist) delivered a presentation on the NT Vegetable Project (VG15044 - funded by Hort Innovation) at the recent Territory Natural Resource Management, Darwin Forum. The feedback from the attendees was very positive, and they were ranked as the most popular and interesting presentation on the day! NT Farmers looks forward to sharing...
Around 45 attendees participated in the Katherine Food Futures Roadshow to hear 15 presentations and discussions including:
• Successful Katherine Farmers.
• New Farming Projects in the Region.
• Federal Government Agencies – ONA, AusIndustry, FIAL
• NT Government Agencies – DPIR, DENR
• CSIRO on Fracking....