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Details for Teagasc National Agri-environment Conference Announced

The environmental challenges and opportunities facing Irish farming will be the focus of the Teagasc Agri-environment Conference, which will take place in the Ballykisteen Hotel, Co. Tipperary and afterwards at the Solohead Research Farm on Tuesday, 7 September.

Speaking in advance of the conference, Teagasc Environment Specialist, Mark Gibson said: “Environmental issues, such as climate change, maintaining our clean waterways and protecting our soils, are being addressed by Irish farmers to an ever increasing extent. It is now recognised that the Irish agri-food sector has a pivotal role to play in growing our economy. Both legislation and the market place demand that food is produced to the highest environmental standards and Irish farmers are responding positively to these demands.”

The Teagasc Agri-environment Conference (formerly known as REPS Conference) will be divided into a stimulating morning conference followed by a farm walk on the Solohead Dairy Research Farm in the afternoon.

The morning conference will hear from experts on agri-environmental research and policy. Duncan Stewart will provide the key note address. In the afternoon delegates will go outdoors to visit a circuit of stands on the Solohead Research Farm.

The Teagasc Agri-environment Conference will provide a comprehensive update on agri-environmental matters along with a unique insight into the work carried out by the Teagasc Environmental Programme. The conference will be of particular interest to agri-environmental consultants, policy makers, farmers and academics.

To register for the conference contact: Jane Neylon, Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway. Tel: 091 845211 Email: jane.neylon@teagasc.ie