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Date set for Teagasc Agri-environment Conference

The Teagasc Agri-environment Conference will take place in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, County Roscommon on Thursday, 10 November next.

With expectations of a greener Common Agricultural Policy following the next reform; just how will future payments be orientated towards the environment? This conference will provide delegates with a comprehensive update on the important issues relating to our farm environment.

Mairead McGuinness, MEP will deliver the Key Note address at the conference, providing an insight into the views in the European Parliament and in the European Commission on the proposed Greening measures in the CAP reform proposals. She will also provide a European perspective on sustainable farming.

In his address to the upcoming conference, Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle will speak on ‘Food Harvest 2020: Green White Gold?’ teasing out the opportunities that exist for Ireland to expand its agricultural production in an environmentally sustainable way.

Speaking in advance of the conference, Teagasc Environment Specialist, Mark Gibson said: “Our conference this year will provide delegates with a comprehensive update on both policy and technical issues relating to the environment.”

The Teagasc Agri-environment Conference 2011 is an important forum for agricultural consultants and advisers, policy makers, academics and anyone working within the agri-environmental arena.

To register contact: Jane Neylon, Teagasc, Athenry, Co. Galway. Tel: +353 (0)91 845211. Email: jane.neylon@teagasc.ie