Come to a free Smart Farming Seminar to find out how you could make savings of up to €5,000 on your farm, while reducing your farm emissions!
Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, starting at 1:45pm
Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel)
Book your place!
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but space are limited. Please confirm your attendance to Niamh Brennan on 01-4260347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Programme
|2.00pm||Smart Farming – delivering cost savings & improving the environment
Joe Healy, IFA President
|2.25pm||Growing success sustainably
Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, Abbey Machinery
|3.00pm||Managing inputs to improve returns
Chairman – Damian McDonald, IFA Director General
|Reducing costs by getting soil fertility right
David Wall, Teagasc
|Rations – what to look out for when buying feed
Karina Pierce, University College Dublin
|Energy – insulating against escalating energy costs
Emer Burton, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
|Innovation – do I really need a solar panel or variable speed pump
John Upton, Teagasc
|4.00pm||Panel and audience discussion|
|4.30pm||Delivering on-farm cost savings sustainably
Chairman – Shane Colgan, Environmental Protection Agency
|Smart Farming – continuing to make a difference
Thomas Ryan, IFA & Smart Farming Programme Manager
|Reflections on the programme so far
Aoife Smith, Smart Farming agronomist
|My Smart Farming journey & what’s next?
Andrew McHugh, dairy farmer, Longford & Joe Deverell, livestock and tillage farmer, Offaly
|5.15pm||Building personal resilience in challenging times
Liam Sheedy, Bank of Ireland and successful Tipperary Hurling Manager
|5.40pm||Concluding remarks & key messages
Thomas Cooney, IFA National Environment Chairman