EnvironmentSmart Farming

Save Up to €5,000 on Your Farm Costs – Find out How at a Smart Farming Seminar!

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 [email protected].

Or you can book your place online now! 

Check out the Programme


1.45pm Registration
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
4.15pm Tea/coffee break
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
5.50pm Conference concludes


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