As part of ICSA’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on the evening of 7 September at Hotel Kilkenny, the fodder crisis and mental health will be the topic of two breakout sessions held beforehand at 6pm.
The Fodder Challenge
How can farmers deal with the current grass shortage and winter fodder planning?
Martin Ryan, of the Technical Feed Support division with Glanbia Ireland, will be on hand to discuss technical and planning advice for livestock farmers impacted by the drought. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on ways to overcome the fodder challenge, and the necessary supports needed.
Kindly sponsored by Gain Nutrition.
Tackle – Your Feelings
Tackling mental wellbeing in the farming community
Tackle Your Feelings is a mental wellbeing campaign run by Rugby Players Ireland in partnership with Zurich. This 45-minute session will feature interactive discussion around the specific mental and emotional challenges faced by farmers and offer tips and techniques for proactively improving mental wellbeing, well before any challenge becomes a crisis. The session will be facilitated by Sport and Performance Psychologist and Tackle Your Feelings Campaign Manager, Créde Sheehy-Kelly.
Kindly sponsored by Zurich.