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Teagasc/SRUC Virtual Conference 2021

Event Time 11am
Venue Online
The potential of digitalisation to achieve a sustainable natural economy

Teagasc and SRUC have for many years collaborated on issues of mutual interest and concern. This process culminated in 2018 with the first of a series of annual conferences aimed at identifying solutions and helping create new opportunities for our rural economies.

In 2019, the conference addressed the major environmental, consumer and economic challenges facing our pasture-based livestock systems in Scotland and Ireland.

This webinar will bring perspectives and insights on the role of digital technologies to secure a green recovery in the wake of the covid 19 pandemic. In particular to work together to apply digital solutions that could lead to vibrant and sustainable rural sectors in both Scotland and Ireland in the coming decades.


Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief executive officer, SRUC
Professor Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

Chaired by: Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief executive officer, SRUC

  • Value-creating decision support tools – a vehicle for deploying innovation
    Professor Donagh Berry, Teagasc & Visiting Professor in Livestock Computational Genomics, SRUC 
  • Digitalisation of the Dairy Value Chain
    Professor Richard Dewhurst, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition and Production systems, Head of the Dairy Research Centre, SRUC

Chaired by: Professor Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

  • Easier, Better, Faster, how new technology is actually being deployed in the natural economy sector and the real benefits it achieves
    Dr Hannah Rudman, Senior Challenge Research Fellow and Data Policy Lead, SRUC
  • Delivering farm advisory services in the digital age
    Dr John Hyland, Teagasc

Chaired by: Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief executive officer, SRUC

  • Open discussion and questions with
    Professor Gerry Boyle; Professor Richard Dewhurst; Professor Donagh Berry; Dr Hannah Rudman and Dr John Hyland