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Sustainable Agriculture Webinars

The Signpost Series - ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’

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Upcoming Webinars


Nitrates and anaerobic digestion - 26 July 2024

Dr. Maurice Deasy, Post Doc Researcher, Teagasc will join the webinar to discuss Nitrates and anaerobic digestion. 

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Previous Webinars

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Dairy calf to beef welfare and TAMS supports - 12 July 2024

Dr Robert Leonard & Stephanie Ronan, DAFM will join the webinar to discuss dairy calf to beef welfare and TAMS supports. 

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How animal health can positively impact our climate change targets - 19 July 2024

Lance Woods, MSD Animal Health Ireland & Nuffield Scholar will join the webinar to discuss how animal health can positively impact our climate change targets. 

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Cultivating a sustainable future for Irish agriculture - 5 July 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Mark Gibson, Teagasc Head of Outreach and Innovation was joined by Professor Frank O'Mara, Teagasc Director for a discussion on cultivating a sustainable future for Irish agriculture. 

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The opportunities of climate action - 28 June 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Mark Gibson, Teagasc Head of Outreach and Innovation was joined by Mary Frances Rochford, Programme Manager, Climate Change, EPA to discuss the opportunities of climate action. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Mark Plunkett, Teagasc Signpost. 

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A clear climate change signal in Irish weather and extremes - 21 June 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Mark Gibson, Teagasc Head of Outreach and Innovation was joined by Professor Conor Murphy, Maynooth University to discuss a clear climate change signal in Irish weather and extremes. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by John Greaney, Climate Farm Demo Advisor, Teagasc. 

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How are EU projects supporting climate action across Europe? - 14 June 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Dr Tom O'Dwyer, Head of the Teagasc Signpost Programme was joined by Niamh Barry & John Greaney, ClimateSmart Advisors, Teagasc to discuss how are EU projects supporting climate action across Europe. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Méabh O’Hagan, Teagasc Signpost Advisor.

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Update on feed additives to reduce methane emissions - 7 June 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Mark Gibson, Teagasc Head of Outreach and Innovation was joined by Dr. Hazel Costigan & Dr. Laurence Shalloo, Teagasc to give an update on feed additives to reduce methane emissions. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the presentation, which was facilitated by Dr. Siobhán Kavanagh, Teagasc Signpost Programme.

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Net zero carbon emissions - 31 May 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, host Eddie Burgess, Teagasc ACP was joined by David Dolan, Nuffield Scholar and farmer to discuss net zero carbon emissions: challenges and opportunities for farmers and co-ops. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Dr Tom O'Dwyer, Head of Signpost Programme, Teagasc.

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Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Future - 24 May 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, host Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Professor Frank Mitloehner, Department of Animal Science, University of California to discuss Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Future: Why we need a toolkit of solutions to improve sustainability in Animal Agriculture. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Padraig Foley, Teagasc.

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The Inishowen Uplands EIP: A whole farm approach to sustainable farming - 17 May 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by John Doherty, Project Manager and Henry O’Donnell, former Project Manager to discuss the Inishowen Uplands EIP: A whole farm approach to sustainable farming. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Dr Catherine Keena, Countryside Management Specialist, Teagasc.

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Organic Farming in Ireland - 10 May 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series,, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Jack Nolan, Senior Inspector, DAFM to discuss Organic Farming in Ireland. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic Specialist.

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The ‘Buaile Bó Ballyloughane’ pilot biodiversity project - 3 May 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Paula Kearney, Biodiversity Officer, Galway City Council to discuss the ‘Buaile Bó Ballyloughane’ pilot biodiversity project. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Ivan Kelly, Biodiversity Specialist, Teagasc.

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The impact of clover along with other measures on land use and net zero emissions from Irish agriculture by 2050 - 26 April 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series which took place on Friday, 26 April, host Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Daniel Henn, Phd Student, University of Limerick & Teagasc to discuss the impact of clover along with other measures on land use and net zero emissions from Irish agriculture by 2050. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Noel Meehan, ASSAP Programme Manager, Teagasc.

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Management of grassland peats - 19 April 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Dr. Patrick Tuohy, Teagasc Moorepark to discuss the management of grassland peats. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc.

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The pitfalls of measuring carbon stocks from grassland soils - 12 April 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Professor Owen Fenton, Teagasc Johnstown Castle to discuss the pitfalls of measuring carbon stocks from grassland soils. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Cathal Somers, Sustainability Advisor, Teagasc.

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Market opportunities for organic food - 5 April 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series which took place on Friday, 5 April, host, Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Dr Bridget Little, Feedingstuffs, Fertiliser, Grain and Poultry Division, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) and Emmet Doyle, Organic Sector Manager with Bord Bia. Dr Bridget Little, DAFM discussed the manufacture and retail of animal feedingstuffs. Emmet Doyle, Organic Sector Manager, Bord Bia provided an insight into the market opportunities for organic food. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Joe Kelleher, Organic Specialist, Teagasc.

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Water quality and agriculture challenges and opportunities - 22 March 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Dr. Jenny Deakin, Senior Catchment Scientist, EPA to discuss water quality and agriculture - challenges and opportunities. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc.

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The LoCAM-Dairy Project - 15 March 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, host Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Dr. James Humphreys, Principal Research Officer, Solohead Farm, Teagasc to discuss Lowering the Carbon and AMmonia footprints of pasture-based dairy production (LoCAM-dairy). A questions and answers session took place at the end of the presentation, which was facilitated by Eoghan O'Brien, Teagasc ASSAP Advisor.

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Lowering the carbon and ammonia footprints of pasture-based dairy production at Solohead Research Farm - 8 March 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Owen Cashman, Phd Student, Solohead Farm, Teagasc to discuss lowering the carbon and ammonia footprints of pasture-based dairy production at Solohead Research Farm. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Meabh O'Hagan, Teagasc Signpost Climate Advisor.

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Forest creation options and opportunities for afforestation and native tree area scheme - 1 March 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, host, Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Seppi Hona, Forestry Inspector, DAFM and Tom Houlihan, Forestry Specialist, Teagasc to discuss the Forestry Programme 2023 - 2027 and opportunities to integrate forests on the farm. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the presentations, which was facilitated by Liam Kelly, Teagasc Forestry Advisor.

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Managing Health and Safety in the busy spring season - 23 February 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Dr. John McNamara & Francis Bligh, Health and Safety Specialists, Teagasc to discuss managing health and safety in the busy spring season. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc. 

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Slurry - Maximising agricultural benefits, minimising environmental losses - 16 February 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc was joined by Noel Meehan, ASSAP Programme Manager, Teagasc to discuss slurry - maximising agricultural benefits, minimising environmental losses. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar, which was facilitated by Eoghan O'Brien, Teagasc ASSAP Advisor.

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Solar PV in Agriculture - 9 February 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Barry Caslin, Energy Specialist, Teagasc to discuss Solar PV in Agriculture. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc.

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Community led action for wetlands - 2 February 2024

On this episode of The Signpost Series, host Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc was joined by Dr. Mícheál Callaghan, Community Wetlands Forum to discuss community led action for wetlands: Lessons from the Community Wetlands Forum. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Dr. Catherine Keena, Countryside Management Specialist, Teagasc.

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Planting Hedges - 26 January 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Dr. Catherine Keena, Countryside Management Specialist, Teagasc to discuss planting hedges. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc.

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NMP Online, helping to embrace change - 19 January 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc was joined by Dr. Padraig Foley, Technologist, Teagasc Johnstown Castle to discuss NMP Online, helping to embrace change. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Cathal Somers, Teagasc. 

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Encouraging farmers to prioritise on farm actions for water quality - 12 January 2024

On this episode of the Signpost Series, Mark Gibson, Head of Teagasc Outreach & Innovation Department was joined by Aoife Feeney, Nuffield Ireland Scholar to discuss encouraging farmers to prioritise on farm actions for water quality. A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar which was facilitated by Pat Murphy, Head of Environment KT, Teagasc.

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