Pre Congress Tour Bookings Now Closed

Pre Congress Tour

Sunday 24 February – Sunday 3 March 2019

Prior to the IFMA22 Congress take an opportunity to visit Hobart and the surrounding agriculturally diverse regions. Meet leading producers with enterprises including prime lamb, superfine Merinos, beef cattle, seed breeding, fruit and vegetable production, viticulture, aquaculture and land management. See Tasmania’s wild and spectacular east coast and enjoy the world class food and wine of our island state.  Lunch will be provided in Launceston.  The Pre-Congress Tour will be hosted by Donna Lucas from the IFMA22 Organising Committee.

Tour participants will need to ensure they make travel bookings to arrive in Hobart for the start of the tour on Sunday 24th February, 2019.

Post Congress Tour Bookings Close 30 November 2018

Post Congress Tour

Saturday 9 March – Friday 15 March 2019

The Post Congress tour will start in Melbourne on the morning of Saturday 9 March, and finish in Sydney on Friday 15 March, and will take visitors north though Victoria to New South Wales, finishing in Sydney.  Farming business in these areas are much more broadacre, and the farms less diversified that in Tasmania.  Visitors will see more of large-scale livestock, cropping and horticultural production in these areas.  The Post Congress Tour will be hosted by Robert Patterson from the IFMA22 Organising Committee.

Make your own way to Melbourne from Launceston. The tour commences from 9.45am at Tullamarine Airport with a coach pickup for passengers arriving on early morning flights. Passengers who travel to and stay in Melbourne overnight on Friday 8 March, will be met from a central city meeting point, following the airport pickup.