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Environmental Training Day for All Private Consultants

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Environmental Training for Agricultural Consultants

Midlands Hotel – Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Thursday 7th of February, 2019.


9:30am – 10:00am –        Registration, Tea/Coffee

10:00am – 10:45am –      Leanne Roach, Nitrate Section, Department of Agriculture

Future Environmental Challenges for Irish Agriculture

Role of Agricultural Consultants in achieving Environmental Objectives

2019 Nitrate Derogation Process

Likely outcome of Nitrate Derogation Review

10:45am – 11:30pm         Jenny Deakin, EPA and Carol Mc Carthy, Local Authorities Waters Programme  

How Agricultural Expansion is affecting Water quality in Ireland

What is happening at a local level to improve water quality.

11.30am – 12.15pm         John Gilligham – Devenish Ltd

The strategy to develop a Carbon Neutral Farm – Our experience of the journey

12:15pm – 1pm                 Thomas Ryan, IFA

The IFA Smart Farming Programme

2pm – 2.30pm                   The role of forestry in addressing climate change – Fergus Moore

2.30pm – 4:00pm -           Brian Alcock, Eddie Forde and Lisa Walshe-Kemmis – Dept. of Agriculture

Outline of the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme, Transfer of Entitlements, YFS and NR.


February 7
9:30 am - 4:00 pm