President of the Association from 2007 to 2017, Christopher (Chris) Gunn joined the family farming operation in 1986 after spending some time working in the United States of America. The farm, known as Glen Quoin, is situated on Back Tea Tree Road and produces wool, prime lambs, irrigated and dry land cereal crops, and irrigated crops including poppies, peas, vegetable seed and fodder.
Chris completed his Associate Diploma of Farm Business Management at Glenormiston Agricultural College in 1981, and in 1984 was a MAST international exchange student, a scheme run by the University of Minnesota. In 1990 the farm partnership leased Seaton, a 300-hectare irrigation property in the Coal River Valley, and in 2006 it also leased Lowlands, a 220-hectare irrigation property. In 2007 they expanded their interests to include leasing the 210-hectare University Farm also situated in the Coal River Valley.
Our first event this year will be a "Breakfast With a View" on Sunday 19 February, 2017. Members are invited to meet at Daisy Bank at 8.15am. Memb..
Next Meeting - 2 March 2015: BBQ at Richmond Fire Station
Commencing at 6.00pm, Richmond Fire Station, Victoria St, Richmond Proceeds of this BBQ will provide aid to Richmond Fire Brigade Guest Sp..
Meeting at Pooley Wines
Members enjoyed an excellent tour through the new winemaking facility developed by the Pooley family in Cambridge on Monday 14 April. John and Mat..
Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (Tasmania)
Are you considering applying for the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (Tasmania) and don’t know where to start? Fa..