ICSA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR PLOUGHING 2017

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

ICSA, Block 2, Row 13, Stand 294

Dear all,

Please find ICSA schedule of events at our stand at the Ploughing Championships 2017. You are cordially invited to attend.

Women in Agriculture Panel Discussion and Q&A

TUESDAY 9.30am

Discussion: Farming in a New EU

Speakers:           Martina Calvey – Brand Development, Achill Mountain Lamb

Laura Johnston – President, Agricultural Consultants Association

Eimear McGuinness – Mart Manager, Donegal Marts

 Topics:                Brexit, bureaucracy, CAP, food chain fairness & alternative farming

WEDNESDAY 9.30AM

Discussion: Challenges of being a Modern Farmer

 Speakers:          Leoni Byrne – SEWFI Co-founder & Farmer

Geraldine Power – Suckler Farmer

Karen Elliffe – Queen of the Land & Farmer

Topics:                Off farm income, crime, farm debt, isolation & community involvement

 THURSDAY 9.30AM

Discussion: The Farm of the Future

Speakers:           Mona O’Donoghue Concannon – Dairy, Beef & Suckler Farmer

Ursula Kelly – Cormac Tagging

Paula Hynes – Zurich Farmer of the Year Team

Topics:                  New technologies, profits, markets, renewables

Afternoon Panel Discussions and Q&A

TUESDAY 2.30pm

Discussion: Animal Health & Welfare

Speakers:           Damien Barrett – SVI Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine

Mike Magan – Animal Health Ireland

Donal Lynch – XL Vets

Topics:                BVD, Johnes, TB & Live Exports

WEDNESDAY 2.30pm

Discussion: Tillage

Speakers:           Seamus Duggan – Tillage Farmer

David Shortall – Quinn’s of Baltinglass

Darragh Cleary – 2016 Tillage Farmer of the Year

Topics:                Inter farm trading, Cereal Quality Assurance and Sugar Beet

THURSDAY 2.30pm

Discussion: Organics

Speakers:           John Seery – IOFGA & Organic Farmer

Oliver Crowe – Agricultural Adviser & Organic Farmer

Vincent Cleary – MD Glenisk

Topics:                Organics Scheme, Markets & Knowledge Transfer

 ENDS