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Smart Farming is holding a seminar tomorrow, Tuesday April 10 focusing on ways farmers can save up to €5,000 and enhance the rural environment.

Smart Farming is a voluntary resource efficiency programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environment Protection Agency.

The Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved event is FREE to attend.

Date: Tuesday, 10th April
Time: 1.45pm
Venue: Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel)

Book your place here!

Speakers from Teagasc, UCD and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland will highlight ways to protect the rural environment, while reducing fertiliser, feed and energy costs.

Clodagh Cavanagh, CEO of Abbey Machinery will talk about how good resource management in her business is an important element to their success.

Liam Sheedy, successful former Tipperary Hurling Manager will talk about the importance of farmers minding the most important resource on their farms – themselves.


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!

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The National Planning Framework is due to be officially launched by Government tomorrow, along with the State’s ten year capital investment plan.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the draft National Planning Framework developed by Government as “Dublin-centric and lacking ambition for rural Ireland.”

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said that over the next couple of weeks intense discussions will continue with EU and Government officials to ensure Ireland’s nitrates derogation remains in place and that there is a greater focus on working with farmers to comply with the requirements of the regulations.

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