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IFA Producer Organisations Seminar – 6th March 2019

The IFA held a seminar on producer organisations on Tuesday 5th March to inform on, and discuss the various benefits, requirements and barriers in establishing and operating producer groups.

The speakers included:

  • Joe Healy, IFA President
  • Annette Kliemann, DG Agriculture EU Commission Brussels
  • Valerie Woods, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine • James Staines Solicitor, Staines Law
  • Justin McCarthy, Irish Farmers Journal
  • Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Chairman
  • Larry Hannon, IFA National Liquid Milk Committee
  • Ray Doyle, ICOS Marts
  • John Finlay, Glenbarrow Beef Producer Group
  • Paul Brophy, Chairman IFA Horticultural Committee

Below are links to the programme presentations.

Programme Presentations:


Dr. Annette Kliemann, DG Agriculture, EU Commission: Strengthening the position of farmers in the agri-food supply chain

Valerie Woods, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Beef Producer Organisations

James Stains, Staines Law: Legal Perspective Producer Organisations

John Ivors, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Fruit & Vegetable Sector Producer Organisations

Joe Healy, IFA President: The Need for Stronger Support for Producer Organisations to Succeed

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