IFA Farm Forestry National Conference 2023 – A Path Forward for Farm Forestry

IFA is holding a National Farm Forestry Conference on Thursday 8th June in the Tullamore Court Hotel, R35 D406.

Conference Programme

Registration 9.30 to 10.00
Opening AddressTim Cullinan, IFA President10.00 to 12.30  
Session 1 –  Creating a viable farm forestry sector 
Ireland’s new Forestry Strategy and Programme Seppi Hona, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
The future of farm forestry  Marina Conway, Western Forestry Co-op        
Addressing ash dieback to move forward – a farmers prespective Simon White, Vice Chair IFA Farm Forestry Committee
The potential for agro-forestry on farms Dr Jim McAdam, Irish Agroforestry Forum 
Panel Q & A SessionBarry Delaney, Director of Forestry, DAFM and Brian Murphy, Balcas will join the panel discussion.  
LUNCH  12.30 to 1.30
Session 2: Understanding Forest Carbon  1.30 to 4.00 
Introduction to forest carbon storage and Forest Carbon Tool to estimate carbon storedTom Houlihan, Teagasc
Overview of Irelands Forests, carbon stocks and stores and developments in EU policy on carbon removalsFergus Moore, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
How the UK Woodland Carbon Code verifies carbon unitsPat Snowdon, UK Woodland Carbon Code 
Panel Q & A Session 
Ministerial and Keynote AddressPippa Hackett, Minister of State for Biodiversity and Land Use
Closing RemarksJason Fleming, IFA Farm Forestry Chair