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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.