How To Save On Farm Costs And Make Environmental Improvements – IFA

Next Tuesday, April 10th, Smart Farming will host an important seminar focusing on ways to reduce farm bills by €5,000 and enhance the environment.

 

Smart Farming is a voluntary resource efficiency programme led by IFA in conjunction with the EPA.

 

As well as speakers from Teagasc, UCD and SEAI, the seminar will hear from:

 

  • Joe Healy, IFA President
  • Liam Sheedy, Bank of Ireland and former Tipperary Hurling Manager
  • Clodagh Cavanagh, Managing Director, Abbey Machinery

 

The full programme is available below

 

Details:

 

Date:                Tuesday, April 10th
Time:                From 1.45pm
Venue:              Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel

 

You are invited to attend or send a representative.

 

 

Full Seminar Programme

 

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

 

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