For private forest owners and managers who love to share their stories, and those who want to learn more!
For the first time, the AFG Conference in Launceston includes a series of moderator led, 90 minute, Grower Workshops where delegates can engage with a panel of selected, experienced private forest growers who will tell the story, lessons and practical challenges of their grower enterprise and then discuss their experiences with the grower audience. This is a new conference activity which caters for grower delegates and others who are keen to join in practical, group discussions about real life forest management experiences (from planning and growing to harvesting and marketing) as case studies of private farm-scale plantations and private native forests. Numbers of delegates will be limited so please indicate your preference on the web-based Conference Registration form.
If you are a past Tree Farmer of the Year entrant, or AFG member or otherwise and you are willing to share your private forestry experiences as an established grower and panel member at one of the workshops, please contact either:
Greg Unwin (G.Unwin@utas.edu.au ) or
Arthur Lyons (Arthur.Lyons@pft.tas.gov.au)
Formal papers and presentations are not required as the workshops will be based on practical discussion and illustration of your experiences as a case study. You will be asked to provide a brief one-page summary of your experiences and some visual illustration of your story, as the conference approaches. This will help the moderator to organise each Grower Workshop in advance and to assist in the informal discussion of your case study based on your experience. We would love to hear from you as a grower contributor to this exciting new addition to the conference activities.
Greg Unwin (Program Coordinator)
G.Unwin@utas.edu.au Ph. 0417 540 745
Arthur Lyons (Conference Convenor)
Arthur.Lyons@pft.tas.gov.au, 0419 000 630