Attendees Confirmed for Upcoming IFA Organic Farm Walk

The first in a series of IFA organic farm events will take place on the farm of John Fitzpatrick, Knockbaun, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois (R32 XF98) this Thursday, June 29th at 1pm.

John Fitzpartick, who is the current Laois IFA Chair, has been farming organically since 2001 and recently entered organic dairying. He will give an outline of the opportunities and challenges he has experienced so far.

The confirmed attendees are:

  • Pippa Hackett, Minister of State
  • Emmet Doyle, Bord Bia Organics Sector Manager
  • Kevin McGeever, Assistant Principal Officer, Organics Unit DAFM  
  • Marianne Mulhall, Teagasc Organic Advisor
  • Mark Hackett, Organic Trust Inspector
  • Grace Maher, Irish Organic Association Development Officer

Organic processors have also been invited to provide information at the event.

IFA Organic Project Team Chair John Curran said these events will be an excellent opportunity for anyone who is considering entering organic production.

“The events are open to all farmers who are considering organic farming as an option. Anyone who is considering entering organic production should attend,” John Curran said.

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