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September 2020

Webinar: A guide to buying plantation species seedlings
Presented by Private Forests Tasmania
Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Time: 12:30pm
About: Presented by Private Forests Tasmania and Kelsey Joyce, Forico, Tree Breeding Manager, Somerset Nursery.

Kelsey has worked in the plantation forest industry for 30 years and worked in roles across the sector from: tree breeding, seed orchard management, nursery management, plantation establishment and management and plantation forestry research.

In his current role as Tree Breeding Manager at Forico he manages E. nitens, E. globulus, and P. radiata breeding and deployment programs as well as related research projects.

During this webinar, Kelsey will explain where the seed for plantation establishment is sourced from and provide a brief history of the tree breeding, how seed orchards are managed. He will demystify terms such as: breeding values, trials, economic weights, royalties and non-propagation etc. and provide information that will assist you with your next purchase of seed or seedlings for plantation establishment.

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Taking action to implement a workplace mental health policy – who and how
Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Time: 2:00 pm (AEST)
Cost: Complimentary
About: MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR SERIES presented by the Forest and Wood Products Industry The IFA/AFG is delighted to be a sponsor of the Mental Health Webinar Series. Organisations can often struggle to find direction on mental health since the factors involved are so diverse, however, those businesses that care about the health and wellbeing of their staff attract and keep top talent and are better placed to weather tough times. Every business and every organisation is different so your approach to implementing a mental health policy needs to be tailored to your workplace and this webinar will explore some simple strategies to help you embed a culture of positive mental health. Topics include: Mental health policy – an integrated approach explored; Responsibilities – employers, managers & employees and Action steps to implementation.
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Forestry Contractors Resilience Program
Date: Tuesday 8 September 2020
Time: 12:00 pm (AEST)
About: The Network, in collaboration with Rural Business Tasmania is pleased to present a webinar on the Forestry Contractors Resilience Program, with the focus of assisting businesses to withstand uncertain times and build resiliency for the future.

Stephen Hansen will be on board to talk you through the process of how to apply, checking your eligibility and what you can achieve with business coaching. Separate to the Forestry Program, Steve will update you on the diverse services that Rural Business Tasmania has to offer and how we can help you build sustainability within your business.
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What we have learned from the bushfire inquiries, the ongoing recovery and how we can prepare for the coming season
Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time: 1:00 pm (AEST)
About: Gary Morgan AM AFSM will join us for a brief round-up of the various findings and recommendations which have been released by State-level inquiries and the Royal Commission into the 2019-20 Bushfires. Gary will share his reflections on the findings from inquiries into this bushfire season, and how they compare to inquiry findings after past seasons. The webinar will then focus on preparation, particularly in light of the NSW Inquiry finding that our land requires an increase in prescribed burning. Dr Lachie McCaw will the present from his significant knowledge and experience into how to introduce prescribed burning into a landscape and also as a private forest grower, provide guidance to other private growers on Preparing your forest for fire season.
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