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Reducing the carbon footprint of milk production: Virtual Farm Walk and Webinar from Portlaw, Co Waterford.

Shane Fitzgerald, who farms 92 hectares with his father near Portlaw, County Waterford, will host this virtual event, supported by Teagasc, Glanbia Ireland, the European Milk Forum and the National Dairy Council. He will highlight how they are reducing the carbon footprint of their milk production

To find out more and to register for the webinar visit www.teagasc.ie/sustainabledairywalk

This event will highlight the many steps being taken by the Fitzgerald family to reduce the carbon footprint of their milk production and to improve sustainability on farm, and will provide an opportunity to share their experiences with the wider farming community.

The virtual farm walk and webinar takes place at 11.00am and will include contributions from:

  • Shane Fitzgerald, Host farmer
  • Zoe Kavanagh, spokesperson European Milk Forum and CEO National Dairy Council
  • Shane McElroy, Glanbia Ireland
  • Brendan Horan, Teagasc Moorepark

After the webinar, the Fitzgeralds in collaboration with the European Milk Forum will take over Teagasc Twitter and Instagram accounts to continue the discussion and share best practice with farmers and other interested parties.

The Fitzgeralds are part of the Glanbia Ireland / Teagasc Open Source Future Farm programme. The European Milk Forum plays a vital role in developing new approaches to dairy farm sustainability across Europe, addressing the challenges of climate change and the determination of the dairy sector to be part of the solution.