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BEEF2024 Open Day

Wednesday, 26th June  |  9am - 4pm
Teagasc, Grange, Co. Meath, C15 PW93

Johnstown Castle Open Day

Venue Teagasc, Environment Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Y35 Y521

Forestry Open Day 2024

Thursday 4 July, 2024 | Arrive any time between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, R93 XE12


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Counting Carbon: Science and Practice Conference

On Thursday, 20th June in Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin 15 our ‘Counting Carbon: Science & Practice’ Conference took place. Leading experts explored innovative approaches to carbon farming.

Presentations, papers and speaker biographies are available on the conference page -  Counting Carbon: Science and Practice Conference

Agenda

Time Programme - Topics and Speakers
9.30 AM Registration/Tea & Coffee
10.00 AM Welcome Address - Frank O'Mara, Teagasc 
10.10 AM Opening Address - Charlie McConalogue, T.D, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine
  Keynote Speakers - Chair - Frank O'Mara, Teagasc
10.20 AM EU Carbon Farming Framework & Certification - Christian Holzleitner DG Clima
10.40 AM Carbon Sequestration - A question of scale - Giulia Bondi, Teagasc
11.00 AM Q & A
  Session 1 - Counting Carbon - The Science - Chair - Karen Daly, Teagasc
11.15 AM Counting Carbon on Mineral Soils - Rachael Murphy, Teagasc
11.30 AM Counting Carbon on Agricultural Peat Soils - Matthew Saunders, TCD
11.45 AM Forestry Carbon Accounting - Junliang Zou, Teagasc
12.00 PM Farm Carbon Stocks Monitoring, Reporting & Verification - Stuart Green, Teagasc
12.15 PM Q & A
12.45 PM  Lunch & Poster Viewing
  Session 2 - Counting Carbon - The Practice - Chair Stan Lalor, Teagasc
1.30 PM Development of an Irish Carbon Farming Framework informed by stakeholder engagement - Bernard Harris, DAFM
1.45 PM Carbon Farming and Certification Schemes - Lessons learned in France - Anaïs L’Hote, Institut de l'Elevage (idele) 
2.00 PM Pathways to Climate Neutral Farming Systems – Jonathan Herron, Teagasc
2.15 PM Farming on Peat Soils – Experiences from FarmPEAT EIP - Caroline Lalor & Bernard Duffy, Farm Peat EIP
2.30 PM Q & A
2.50 PM

Stakeholder Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Helen Carroll, RTE Ear to the Ground 
Panel

Thomas Duffy, Dairy farmer, and chair of the Signpost programme stakeholder group 

Vincent Roddy, President of Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association

Rebecca Chapman, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Marc Kierans, Department of Environment, Climate and Communications

Dr Karl Richards, Head of the Teagasc Climate Research Centre

Sean Mulvany, Irish strategic investment fund 

3.20 PM Conference Close - Karl Richards, Teagasc