IFMA Hosts

IFMA 22 Hosts

IFMA 22 is hosted by the Tasmanian Department of State Growth and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Department of Primary Industry, Parks Water and the Environment).

Gold Sponsor

Grains Research and Development Corporation

The grains industry plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, representing 24 percent of total agricultural exports.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supports the industry through investing in research, development and extension (RD&E) to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers.

The GRDC invests over $198 million in around 700 RD&E initiatives to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers across a broad range of research areas – from molecular biology to farming systems. Within their carefully balanced portfolio is a range of investments, from long-term, high risk, ‘blue sky’ research to short-term, outcome-focused applied research at the local level. The GRDC’s investments deliver results and aim to continually break new ground for growers.

GRDC is working to ensure Australian grain growers have:

*better practices, developed faster

*access to superior varieties that enable them to effectively compete in global markets

*new products and services (both on and off farm) to assist growers to effectively compete in global grain markets

*the awareness and capacity to optimise adoption of grains research outputs.

Silver & Field Tour Sponsor


As a leading agribusiness, Elders has played a key role in rural Australia for more than 179 years. Our expansive network across Australia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam offers links to markets, tailored advice and specialist knowledge across a range of products, including farm supplies, livestock, wool, grain, finance, insurance, and real estate. We are committed to delivering value to the local communities in which we operate and the future of Australia’s agriculture industry.

IFMA Next Gens Sponsor

Northern Tasmania Development Corporation (NTDC) is a partner with IFMA in the presentation of these themed sessions. The organisation has established specific economic growth targets in the regional economy, with a key emphasis based on primary industry.


AK Consultants are a small team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest standard of service in the agricultural and NRM sectors in Tasmania.

We specialise in agricultural planning requirements, irrigation water resources and natural values assessments.

AK Consultants also provide services in numerous other related fields such as  bushfire risk assessment, effluent reuse and farm business management.

Bronze Sponsor

TG Financial 

TG Financial is a proudly Tasmanian financial services company that provides financial planning advice and specialises in portfolio management and investment advice.  Our sponsoring of the IFMA 2019 Congress recognises the importance of agriculture to Tasmania and supports the efforts of the IFMA Local Organising Committee.  TG Financial’s Principal, Tony Gray, has a keen interest in agriculture and runs a small farming operation.  Tony will be at some of the Congress sessions and field trips and is always open to a chat about financial markets and farming.

Meander Valley Council

Meander Valley is expansive municipality bordering the city of Launceston in the east, it extends west to the gateway of Cradle Mountain. The world heritage listed Great Western Tiers form a dramatic backdrop to a diverse landscape comprising historic townships, urban centres and productive farmland. Meander Valley Council is an innovative and progressive Council that plays an active role in driving agricultural investment through strategic developments. Meander Valley hosts the largest agricultural field event in the southern hemisphere and Council is proud to be sponsoring the 2019 IFMA 22 Conference, promoting the sharing of knowledge and the creation of opportunities in the agricultural industry.

Banquet Dinner Sponsor

Field Tour Sponsor


At ProAdvice we support family businesses to make sound holistic decisions regarding people, profit and the environment through our integrated accounting and consulting services. First and foremost we care for our clients and aim to transfer our knowledge and skills to clients, thereby empowering them to be more effective managers in the future.

Pocket Program Sponsor

Session Recording Sponsor

Next Gens Ag Manager Sponsor

Fonterra Australia

Farm Source is a connected package of tools and services to assist farmers in running their businesses. It gives farmers a greater level of service, instant and better information, professional support, financial options and access to deals. It’s about making the most of the dairy know-how and strength of Fonterra and putting it to work for the benefit of our farmers.

Media Sponsor


Lincoln University Agribusiness

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land based University, with three academic Faculties, two teaching divisions, and several research Centre’s.

The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce has particular focus on all aspects of Agribusiness and Commerce and aspires to become the leading provider of Agribusiness education and research in Australasia.

Lincoln University’s Agribusiness Manuals are an essential publication for Farmers, growers, consultants & Students. These highly respected manuals detail Farming costs and prices to assist with financial planning, as well as Enterprise analysis for livestock, cropping to horticultural options, also comprehensive technical information on Livestock management, pastures, crops, soils fertilisers to mention only a few sections.

Latest Rural &  Market information, environmental plans,  climatic implications, regulatory requirements for national & export markets can be found on our  Aginfo web site –

Peracto, founded in 1976 and headquartered in Devonport, provides a range of independent research, development and related technical services to agribusiness clients across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Peracto’s specialty services include new product development for agricultural inputs, field residue trials, plant pathology research, laboratory diagnostics, crop variety trials, product registration trials and cooperative research work.

It is the leading employer & developer of agricultural science graduates via their 12-month Graduate Development Program. PERACTO experts come from varying backgrounds including the agricultural chemical industry, government research organisations and a range of private industries.

In 2016 PERACTO joined with Staphyt, a growing global leader in agronomic research & regulatory advice, operating in 19 countries with more than 70 sites.

With direct locations in both hemispheres, Staphyt Global is able to propose off-season offers enabling an acceleration of customer’s development.

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

The TFGA is an active and powerful advocacy organisation dedicated to the best interests of all farmers, and to making a difference in rural communities in Tasmania.

We passionately believe in Tasmanian agriculture. All of the work that we carry out is done on behalf of members, but also with the support of our members.

Together we present a strong voice that will ensure that the brand that is Tasmanian agriculture continues to have a bright and prosperous future.

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