Smart Farming, the resource efficiency Programme, run by the Irish Farmers’ Association in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, will host an online seminar on Tues, April 28th at www.smartfarming.ie .
The seminar is going online this year, as we all step up to address the COVID-19 challenge. Despite the disruption to usual farming life, we are keen to build on the success of the event in recent years, albeit in a different format.
Short 20-minute presentations on fertiliser planning from Grassland Agro, animal breeding strategies and clover management from Teagasc and ways to reduce methane from UCD will all be available to view at smartfarming.ie. Any questions after watching the presentations can be emailed on the day to [email protected].
The Minister for Climate Action and the Environment Minister Richard Bruton and IFA President Tim Cullinan will also take part in this year’s online seminar.
Paul O’Brien, Smart Farming’s Programme Leader said, “The challenges presented to us right now are significant as we all play our part in flattening the COVID-19 curve. However, we must ensure that these challenges do not prevent us from accessing the latest sustainability research and technologies. I encourage as many as possible to go to smartfarming.ie on April 28th; watch the presentations; learn something new; and ask challenging questions at [email protected].