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Smart Farming Seminar

April 10, 2018
Midlands Park Hotel Town Centre
Portlaoise, Co Laois Ireland

Improve Your Farm Returns with Smart Farming!

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!

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