Smart Farming Seminar 2019!

A free Smart Farming Seminar in April 2019 outlined how farmers could save over €7,000 on their farm, while reducing farm emissions!

The Full Programme


1.45pm Registration
2.00pm Opening address
Joe Healy, IFA President
2.30pm Reducing costs and making an environmental difference
Session Chair – Damian McDonald, IFA Director General
Accessing the €10m on-farm renewables fund
Michael O’Donoghue, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Reducing costs through better grassland management – Tullamore bypass farm
Mark Coyne and Paul Fox, Teagasc
Managing crude protein to improve performance
Dr Karina Pierce, University College Dublin
3.30 pm Panel and audience discussion
3.50 pm Tea/coffee break
4.00pm The furrow less ploughed
Session Chair – Fiona McCoole, Environmental Protection Agency
Once a day milking – for sustainability
Gillian O’Sullivan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Farming cattle and trees – for success
Pat Hennessy, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois
Lowland intensive farming and the environment
Donal Sheehan, BRIDE Project, Castlelyons, Co. Cork
5.00 pm Panel and audience discussion
5.15pm Sustainability: consumers’ expectations

Dr. Paddy Wall, Professor of Public Health, University College Dublin

5.40pm Concluding remarks & key messages
Thomas Cooney, IFA National Environment Chairman
5.50pm Conference concludes