Samantha Flight1, Lydia Turner1, Symon Jones1, Lesley Irvine1 1Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast Campus, Burnie, Australia Corresponding author: Samantha Flight; Samantha.Flight@utas.edu.au    ABSTRACT The Tasmanian dairy industry is predominantly pasture-based and pasture consumption is a key driver...
  • January 23, 2019
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Douridas, A.1, Bruynis, C.1, Hawkins, E. 1, Badertscher, B. 1, Barker, J. 1, Bennett, A. 1, Brown, B. 1, Clevenger, B. 1, Colley, T. 1, Custer, S. 1, Dellinger, W. 1, Estadt, M. 1, Ford, K. 1, Fulton, J. 1,...
  • January 23, 2019
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Victoria Westbrooke1, David Gray2 and Elizabeth Kemp2 1Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand 2School of Agriculture and Environment, College of Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North Victoria.westbrooke@lincoln.ac.nz   ABSTRACT New farm consultants can...
  • January 23, 2019
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Mandy Bowling Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Mandy.bowling@tfga.com.au     ABSTRACT Being an island state, Tasmania is free of many pests and diseases. There is, however, an increased risk of pests and diseases entering into Tasmania as tourism...
  • January 23, 2019
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W.A. Lombard1, J.H. Van Zyl2 & T.R. Beelders3 1Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State 2Senior Lecturer, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State 3Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Informatics, University of the...
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Phil McKenzie Change for Good Consulting, Wellington, New Zealand   ABSTRACT Whether it is for policy, strategy, developing resilience or extension there is a need to engage effectively with the farmers we work with, and often the communities that support...
  • January 23, 2019
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Madeline M. Schultz¹, Lisa F. Scarbrough², Lorilee J. Schultz³ ¹Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ²Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ³Mil-R-Mor Dairy Farm Manager   ABSTRACT Women have significant employment, management and ownership on Iowa farms.  Farmwomen are willing...
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Kapil Arora1, Kelvin Leibold1, Daniel Andersen1 1Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Ames Corresponding Author: Kelvin Leibold, kleibold@iastate.edu   ABSTRACT Manure application costs were evaluated for tank wagon applicators (TWA) and drag line applicators (DLA) for transport distance increments of...
  • January 22, 2019
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Alison Hall1, Lydia Turner1 and Sue Kilpatrick2 1Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Mooreville Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320 2Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Corresponding Author: Alison Hall. Email: A.F.Hall@utas.edu.au.   ABSTRACT Improving pasture utilisation on...
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Eva Schröer-Merker, Alison Bailey, Thomas Perrier, Ani Kartikasari, Jacob Kambuta, Kevin Old Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand   ABSTRACT The Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) is a concept that describes the different organisations...
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