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Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.

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Éanna Tiernan from Elphin is taking part in the Smart Farming challenge to identify €5,000 in cost savings on his farm, as well as ways to reduce his farm’s climate impact.

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Teagasc’s David Wall offers some Smart Farming advice on building soil fertility.

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Smart Farming starts its 2018 work this month, identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.

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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.


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