Growing agricultural output will help to feed the world, and improve rural economies. Delegates attending the 22nd Congress of International Farm Management Association (IFMA) in Tasmania, Australia, will hear from farm managers, consultants and academics from around the world, as they discuss the challenges facing farm managers as they work to increase output.
U.S. farm managers, consultants and advisers have an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the world and gain an international perspective on agriculture.
Dr. Damona Doye, U.S. IFMA vice-president, and Guido van der Hoeven, IFMA council member, are encouraging participation in the 22nd IFMA Congress in Tasmania, March 3-8, 2019.
“The IFMA Congress is a valuable opportunity for people working in agriculture industries to meet other agricultural professionals from around the world, find out what practices are used in other countries and learn more about global agricultural issues,” Doye said.
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“The Congress is held at different locations around the world every second year and attracts about 300 delegates from more than 30 countries.”
The theme of the 22nd Congress is ‘Growing Agriculture @ 41 Degrees South - excellence in farm management through innovation, diversification and integration with tourism.' The congress will include presentations and farm visits with a focus on farming in Tasmania, a state with mostly smaller diversified farms, producing mainly for export markets.
“I strongly encourage agricultural professionals to attend this conference and also to consider the pre-congress and post-congress tours, which provide opportunities for networking and building international relationships which can have long-term benefits,” van der Hoeven said.
The week long pre-congress tour will take delegates through the main farming areas of Tasmania, visiting farms and tourist sites on the way. The post-congress tour will take delegates to farming areas through southeastern Australia, starting in Melbourne and finishing in Sydney.
Special arrangements are available for “Next Generation” agricultural managers — the young, early career agricultural managers attending the congress — including an extra day for farm visits and mentoring, discounted registration fee, and opportunities for host farm accommodation.
Source: International Farm Congress, Damona Doye