Executive Secretary IFA Grain Committee
- Fintan Conway
- 01 4260336
Fintan Conway is an Arable & Inputs Director at Irish Farmers Association. He is responsible for negotiating with agri-industry on behalf of Irish farmers with the Irish grain industry, policy formation relating to the Irish arable sector, liaising with the Irish Department of Agriculture, COPA and the EU Commission with a view to national and EU policy development and liaising with the agri-inputs supply industry and manufacturers.
Prior to this he has worked with Unichem where he was responsible for technical sales of agricultural and horticultural chemicals, veterinary supplies to retail outlets in Ireland. He initiated his career with Drummonds (Greencore Group) as Branch Manager for Mullingar, Technical Sales Manager for Trim and Mullingar involved in day-to-day management and profitability of Mullingar branch and purchase of feed and malting grains, the drying, storage and sale of same. He is also a member of the following EU Advisory Committees – Standing group “Cereals” of the Advisory Committee on “Arable Crops”, The Advisory Committees on “Non-food and Textile Crops” and “Promotion”, Standing group “Feedingstuffs”.
About the Grain Committee
- The National Grain Committee represents Ireland’s 13,000 cereal growers.
- Its members are elected by IFA’s 25 county executives
- The most important issues include feed grains, peas, beans and oilseed prices and malting barley premium.
- The Committee was instrumental in developing price risk management tools for malting barley growers to minimise grain price volatility.
Grain Committee 2017
|ROLE & COUNTY||NAME||MOBILE NO.|
|CHAIRMAN:||Mark Browne||087 2703585|
|VICE-C’MAN||George Mason||086 8116376|
|CARLOW:||George Hatton||087 2527285|
|CORK (W):||David O’Brien||086 8554026|
|CORK (N):||Liam Dorgan||087 6533294|
|CORK (C):||James Hegarty||086 8152557|
|DONEGAL:||Peter Lynch||087 4198978|
|DUBLIN:||Patrick Dehaene||087 2595722|
|GALWAY:||John Daly||087 2547768|
|KERRY:||Eamonn McElligott||087 2847700|
|KILDARE:||Robert Chambers||086 3895975|
|KILKENNY:||Timmy Byrne||086 8271688|
|LIMERICK:||Shay Galvin||087 6167537|
|LONGFORD:||Anthony Reynolds||086 8548115|
|LOUTH:||John Carroll||086 2489212|
|LAOIS:||Kieran McEvoy||086 6036352|
|MAYO:||James Murray||087 9803090|
|MEATH:||Dermot Ward||087 6788899|
|OFFALY:||Joe Bracken||086 2521704|
|ROSCOMMON:||Mervyn Auchmuty||087 6676288|
|TIPP. NTH:||Philip Tierney||087 6898901|
|TIPP. STH:||George Mason||086 8116376|
|WATERFORD:||Ned Morrissey||086 2666604|
|WESTMEATH:||Chris Dolan||087 9135141|
|WEXFORD:||Mark Browne||087 2703585|
|WEXFORD:||John Murphy||087 2028148|
|WICKLOW:||James Hill||086 2622834|
|(Peas & Beans)||Brian Lazenby||087 9508146|