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Ms. Jan Davis

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Email: j***@***.au
Local Address:  Tasmania , Australia
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Cnr Cimitiere & Charles Sts
Launceston , Tasmania 7250

Company Description: The TFGA offers benefits to all members. These include our FarmCard, which is designed to provide members with identifiable discounts on purchases. We also have...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Economics
    University of Sydney
  • Master of Agribusiness
    University of Melbourne
  • Master of Environmental Planning
    Macquarie University
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Jan ..., 11 June 2015 [cached]
Jan Davis
Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Jan Davis is the Chief Executive Officer at Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) which represents the state's 3500 farm businesses.
Jan is the public face of the Tasmanian agriculture industry. When she is not on TV, on the radio or in the papers, she works on the continuing evolution of agricultural policy with the interests of Tasmanian farmers in mind. She kicks the dirt in the paddock, hassles and haggles with three tiers of government, and attends countless (sometimes seemingly endless) meetings. Her success in doing this was recognised when she was named as the state's leading political lobbyist in a poll last year.
Jan has a strong background in the Australian agribusiness sector and in member-based organisations. For some years, she also worked as a consultant in the sector, with clients ranging from individuals through to state and federal governments.
She has served on the boards of a range of both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. She is currently a member of the boards of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (Tasmania). In the past, she has been a director of Plant Health Australia Limited, Skills Tasmania, Horticulture Australia Limited and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation; and also Chair of the Australian Agricultural Colleges Corporation.
As a result, she has been identified as one of the top 100 women in Australian agriculture.
Jan has more qualifications than you can poke a stick at. These include Masters degrees in Agribusiness and Environmental Planning; Bachelors degree in Economics; and Graduate Diplomas in Education and Environmental Studies. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and the Australian Society of Association Executives.
News « SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd, 23 Oct 2014 [cached]
TFGA chief Jan Davis said they are in discussions with the State Government trying to get assistance regarding removing the forestry right.
TFGA :: TFGA Staff, 26 July 2014 [cached]
Jan runs the show. She is the public face of the TFGA. When she is not on TV, on the radio or in the papers, she works on the continuing evolution of agricultural policy with the interests of Tasmanian farmers in mind. She hassles and haggles with three tiers of government, attends countless (sometimes seemingly endless) meetings throughout the state and interstate, and oversees the office administration. Jan is committed to strong corporate governance. She has more degrees than you can poke a stick at, so be careful when engaging.
Fiona acts as the secretary of the TFGA board and executive assistant to CEO Jan Davis and president David Gatenby as well as to commodity councils and committees.
Growcom - together we grow, 13 June 2013 [cached]
Peak horticulture organisation Growcom said today consumers could expect to pay more for fresh produce following recent dramatic price hikes in fertiliser and fuel.However, whether this would benefit local horticulture growers growing the produce or middlemen further up the supply chain remained to be seen.Chief Executive Officer Jan Davis said that fertiliser and chemical prices alone comprised between 11 per cent and 14 per cent of total farm input costs. "Fertiliser prices have more than doubled in the past year - and the price of urea has increased more than 25% in the past month alone. Growers are concerned that limitedcompetition in the fertiliser supply industry is creating a situation in which prices can be manipulated."Growers have managed to keep their heads above water in the light of recent input cost rises through increased on-farm efficiencies. However, there is little further capacity in theindustry to absorb continual price increases of the magnitude we are seeing now," Ms Davis said."Consumers who have enjoyed relatively inexpensive locally grown fresh produce for yearsmay not like the suggestion, but farm businesses have to cover their overheads as much as any other business or fail."In the face of increasing world food insecurity, governments will have to weigh up the costs of local horticultural businesses failing in terms of the long term health of the population no longer able to prevent chronic disease through the consumption of locallyproduced fresh fruit and vegetables. The impact on domestic food security and the implications of greater reliance on imported food supplies must also be seriously considered."Ms Davis said the situation was likely to become worse with the introduction of a carbonemissions trading scheme proposed by the federal government to be in place by 2010."The debate about whether agriculture will be included in the scheme is currently raging. While the whole of agriculture is the second highest greenhouse gas emitter, largely because of livestock industries, horticulture's emissions are considered small, with the bulk being from nitrogen fertiliser use."Currently there is limited research data to show us the optimum rate of fertiliser toproduce a particular crop of fruit or vegetables. What information there is based largely on farm economics rather than science."Nor is there any information about how fertiliser emissions can be measured or bettermanaged on farm."Some commentators have put the impact on input prices that the emissions tradingscheme will bring as higher than the GST."Meanwhile, developing nations are unlikely to bear any carbon constraints, further reducingAustralia's competitiveness on the world market."Horticulture growers are regarded as low impact carbon emitters, and even if horticulture is excluded from of the planned emissions trading scheme (and therefore not required to purchase pollution permits) growers will still have to bear the increased input costs from large emitters higher up in the supply chain (fuel, fertilisers, electricity etc). However the future is viewed, significant input cost increases seem likely. "Growers have no more capacity to bear any further cost increases," Ms Davis concluded."Governments in years to come will bear the consequences when Australians wonder whathappened to the food bowl that used to exist in their own country."Growcom's submission to the ACCC inquiry into fertiliser prices and an options paper onhorticulture and emissions trading is available at further comment: Growcom Chief Executive Officer Jan Davis on 07 3620 3844 . Issued by: Chris Walker, Media and Publications Editor on 0408 014 843.
Get Farming: People, 2 Jan 2015 [cached]
Jan Davis - CEO - TFGA
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