The International Farm Management Association (IFMA) is an international society of people in agriculture who have an interest in learning more about how farming operates around the world.

IFMA’s members come from more than 50 countries and cover the whole spectrum of individual and corporate producers, managers, advisors, researchers, teachers, policy-makers, suppliers, farming and marketing organisations and agribusinesses.

The IFMA holds congress every two years in locations around the world to give delegates a chance to discuss farm management and agriculture in a global context, as well as to learn about the host country’s agriculture industry in particular.

Next year, the IFMA will be holding its congress in Launceston, Tasmania. This event’s theme – ‘Excellence in farm management through innovation, diversification and integration with tourism’ – will be a great chance to learn about how Tasmanian agriculture has leveraged the local tourism industry and pursued new product development to create a uniquely successful sector.

Dates: 3-8 March 2019
Venue: Grand Chancellor Hotel, Launceston

Keep an eye out as the program for this congress is developed, because it promises to include a huge range of attractions, from plenary sessions and a social program to a roster of day trips and farm visits.

In the meantime, you can learn more about how one Tasmanian potato farm has created innovative products to make new paths to market in this article from Farm Online about Daly Gourmet Potatoes.

To keep up with details from the IFMA Congress as they become available, bookmark the IFMA website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 31 July 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!