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Smart Farming Seminar – Portlaoise

April 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

DATE: Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 TIME: 1:45pm VENUE: Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel)

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 & 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 & successful Tipperary Hurling Manager

5.40pm Concluding remarks & key messages Thomas Cooney, IFA National Environment Chairman.

5.50pm Conference concludes
Improve Farm Returns with Smart Farming
feed energy
soil fertility
time management
inputs & waste

There is no charge to attend, but spaces are limited Please confirm your attendance to Niamh Brennan at 01 426 0347 or niamhbrennan@ifa.ie


April 10, 2018
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm


The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise