Tas Community Achievement Awards | Virtual Gala Awards Ceremony
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us on Friday evening 6th November at 6.30 pm as we celebrate our amazing Finalist’s stories and the winners are revealed for 2020. Get dressed up and join us at Imbibers as we attend the “virtual” awards ceremony. This is the third year TWiA has been a finalist for the Agricultural Award and this year we are up against some tough competition.
TWiA will be providing nibbles and you can purchase your own drinks.
This event is for paid members only.
Numbers are limited to just 22 so be quick to register!
Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards
The Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards started in 2007 to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses make throughout Tasmania. These awards aim to recognise their success and achievements, which contribute to making Tasmania a better place.
Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award Finalists
Daly Farms of Dunalley focuses on innovation and best practices. Gerard and Susie Daly are fourth generation farmers who began as merino producers on their 400-acre family farm. They planted their first crop of potatoes in 1989 and soon realised that their future was in potatoes. The Daly Potato Company produces 4,500 tons of high-quality potatoes, hires 35 employees and manages 1,490 acres of land. In 2016, to reduce waste and promote sustainable farming, they launched Hellfire Bluff, a commercial kitchen and a spirit and liqueur distillery to use second-grade potatoes. They are supporters of the National Drought Assistance and are regular Foodbank contributors.
Nicholas Eyles of Selbourne advocates for sustainable management. Nicholas is an eighth-generation farmer who has been working with Hillcrest Family Trust for ten years. He has been actively involved with several industry initiatives, research and development, sustainable land management and implementation of new technologies in their family farm. Nicholas is the treasure of Quamby Bend Landcare group, which focuses on river care and estuary management. Since 2014, he has been in the Vegetable Council of the Tasmania Farmers and Graziers Association and has sat as TFGA’s Bean Committee chair, where he fights for a fairer deal for Tasmanian growers to improve contract conditions.
Rural Youth Tasmania of Launceston turned adversity into opportunity. Rural Youth Tasmania, together with the Agfest Organising Committee, initiated the virtual event “Agfest in the Cloud”, after being forced to cancel Agfest 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were able to secure a Government grant for $65K to build a portal through the existing Agfest website for exhibitors and suppliers to advertise their products and services. The first of its kind in Australia, Rural Youth provided an avenue for participants who had already received and paid for their stock before the cancellation. 400 exhibitors participated and the event received more than 1,010,000 views.
Tasmanian Women in Agriculture of Launceston has revolutionised the perception of farming women for over 25 years. TWiA is a grassroots organisation that educates, strengthens and empowers rural women who are passionate about agriculture. They have a paid membership of nearly 300 and over 2,500 women in the network. TWiA organises Beyond the Farm Gate Tours and promotes farming innovations. They actively collaborate with industry stakeholders and contribute to the State Government’s COVID-19 Agricultural Response Group meetings. In March 2020, TWiA launched the #BuyTasmanianFirst campaign to connect producers with consumers. In April 2020, their Onfarm to Online eLearning Program helped set up online farm shops.
About Imbibers | Wine, Cheese and Spirit Merchants
The Imbibers showcases the wine, beers and spirits of the local region. We limit all of our beverages to those produced within 60km of Oatlands - which encompasses the Coal River Valley, the Derwent Valley and south-east Tasmania. We also specialise in Tasmanian cheese and a small menu of high quality Tasmanian produce. Tasting flights and platters are our speciality, with cheese-matched wine tasting flights, gin and whisky flights and a funky cocktail menu. The idea is to come and taste, decide what you love, then take some home from our providore. Our suppliers are small, hand-picked producers and we aim to have a weekly ‘meet the maker’ session where our customers can engage with these producers who can tell you everything there is to know about their products.
TWiA Members please log in to the TWiA website to register. If you would like to join TWiA as a member or renew your membership Annual Membership is $25. Lifetime Membership is $250. You can access Membership information here.
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