Smart Farming Seminar 2018!

A free Smart Farming Seminar in April 2018 outlined how farmers could save up to €5,000 on their farm, while reducing farm emissions!

The Full Programme


1.45pm Registration
2.00pm Smart Farming – delivering cost savings & improving the environment
Joe Healy, IFA President
2.25pm Growing success sustainably
Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, Abbey Machinery
3.00pm Managing inputs to improve returns
Chairman – Damian McDonald, IFA Director General
Reducing costs by getting soil fertility right
David Wall, Teagasc
Rations – what to look out for when buying feed
Karina Pierce, University College Dublin
Energy – insulating against escalating energy costs
Emer Burton, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Innovation – do I really need a solar panel or variable speed pump
John Upton, Teagasc
4.00pm Panel and audience discussion
4.15pm Tea/coffee break
4.30pm Delivering on-farm cost savings sustainably
Chairman – Shane Colgan, Environmental Protection Agency
Smart Farming – continuing to make a difference 
Thomas Ryan, IFA & Smart Farming Programme Manager
Reflections on the programme so far
Aoife Smith, Smart Farming agronomist
My Smart Farming journey & what’s next?
Andrew McHugh, dairy farmer, Longford & Joe Deverell, livestock and tillage farmer, Offaly
5.15pm Building personal resilience in challenging times 
Liam Sheedy, Bank of Ireland and successful Tipperary Hurling Manager
5.40pm Concluding remarks & key messages
Thomas Cooney, IFA National Environment Chairman
5.50pm Conference concludes