Outlook 20194 December 2018 4 December 2018
Venue The Alex Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 H678
|1:00||Light Lunch and Registration|
|1:30||Welcome & Opening Remarks
Prof. Gerry Boyle
Few in the farming community will hold fond memories of 2018, a year dominated by adverse weather conditions that have had a major impact on both grassland and tillage systems. A long winter and extremely dry summer have caused serious challenges at farm level and elsewhere in the food production chain.
Milk deliveries and the grain harvest have been lower than expected. Input expenditure has escalated dramatically on many farms due to much higher than normal feed requirements. Incomes across all sectors will experience a reduction in 2018.
Turning to 2019, with Brexit now imminent, there is no clarity on whether the UK will exit via a transition agreement or whether an abrupt “Hard” Brexit will occur.
This year’s conference will include a review of 2018 and the short term outlook for the major farm sectors in 2019, contingent on an orderly or a disorderly Brexit.
Who Should Attend?
This event will be of interest to farmers, farm representative organisations, food businesses, financial institutions, academics and policy makers.
How to Register
There is no fee for this event. However, due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory and closes on Friday November 30th.
Register here: https://outlook2019teagasc.eventbrite.ie