IFA Renewables Chairman James Murphy is encouraging all farmers to attend Energy in Agriculture 2017, taking place on August 22nd in Gurteen College, Tipperary.
James Murphy said the free event, which is Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved, will equip farmers with new information and ideas about the opportunities and issues that exist in the renewable energy sector.
He said, “Farmers have made significant strides in improving the sustainability of their agricultural practices and can build on this. Bioenergy and farm scale renewable projects offer farmers the chance to diversify their farm businesses and have the potential to improve farm efficiency and profitability. This event will demonstrate renewables technologies and provide technical and practical advice for farmers.”
James Murphy pointed out that a policy framework is necessary to support and encourage farmer involvement. He said a National Energy Forum to develop coherent policy in this area has been long awaited and he called on Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten to immediately put this in place, along with meaningful tariff supports for farm scale and community based energy production.
Energy in Agriculture will be of interest to any farmer considering renewable energy. Full information is available here!