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Advances in Knowledge and Technologies for Agriculture Conference

Irish farmers and the agricultural sector will need to embrace new technologies and acquire new knowledge to remain competitive in an increasingly global food market place. To explore the latest developments, Teagasc and UCD, in association with the Agricultural Science Association, are organising a conference on Advances in Knowledge and Technologies for Agriculture on Wednesday, 10 June in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Speaking about the focus of the conference Dr. Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc said that “This conference will highlight relevant new technologies under development by Teagasc and UCD that already have, or will soon bring benefits to farmers and the industry. These technologies have come about through investment in research and development. Teagasc and UCD scientists collaborate on many of these and other research projects, and this pooling of expertise is important in delivering world class research.”

Prof. Alex Evans, Head of School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD is looking forward to a lively discussion and said "This conference is an opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest research and developments in their area, but more importantly to think what the future of agriculture will be and what options will be available to the industry in the future”. He added “Ireland has some of the best researchers in the world and this conference will look at how their work will impact the industry in the future.”

Eoin Lowry, President of the Agricultural Science Association is delighted to be associated with this conference and stated that “The ASA is committed to the development of science based research to drive the agri-food industry forward”. He added “this conference is a valuable opportunity for professionals working in the agri-food industry, agricultural science graduates, and leading farmers, to get updated on new technologies and opportunities for innovation emerging from the latest agricultural research carried out by Teagasc and UCD which have national and international application”.

The conference fee is €40 for ASA members and €50 for non-members. Delegates must register in advance at www.asaireland.ie

Eoin Lowry, President of the Agricultural Science Association; Prof. Alex Evans, Head of School of Agiculture and Food Science, UCD and Dr Frank O’Mara, Director of Research Teagasc