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The Signpost Series - ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’

The first in a series of Greenhouse Gas Webinars aimed at professionals working in Irish agriculture will commence tomorrow, Friday, 3 April at 9.30am.This webinar series, The Signpost Series - ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’ is organised through the Teagasc ConnectEd service, with the support of the National Rural Network, Dairy Sustainability Ireland and Food Drink Ireland Skillsnet.

The Signpost Series - ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’

Greenhouse Gases – Why all the fuss? is the topic  to be addressed by Philip O’ Brien from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in this first one hour webinar. A questions and answers session moderated by Mark Gibson, Teagasc ConnectEd will follow the presentation. 

Pat Murphy, Head of the Teagasc Environment Knowledge Transfer Department, said: “We completed two face to face training sessions for rural professionals in December and February, outlining the steps that agriculture can take to address the GHG and ammonia challenges. Given the current restrictions we are now offering this training though free webinars as part of the The Signpost Series - ‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’. All are welcome to login.

The series is scheduled to take place from April to July inclusive. The first four topics are outlined in the table below 

 

Teagasc Signpost Webinar Series  - April Schedule

Friday, 3rd April
9.30am - 10.30am 

 

Greenhouse Gases – Why all the fuss?
• Questions and Answers 

  

Speaker       
Philip O’Brien, EPA

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc

Thursday, 9th April
9.30am - 10.30am

 

Reducing GHG Emissions in Irish Agriculture
• Understanding the commitment
• Questions and Answers

Speaker
Philip Blackwell /John Muldowney,
DAFM
Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc

Friday, 17th April
9.30am - 10.30am

 

Options to Reduce GHGs (The GHG MACCs)
• Current and Predicted Emissions Levels
• GHG emissions reductions that can be delivered at farm level
• Questions and Answers

Speaker 
Gary Lanigan, Teagasc

Moderator
Pat Murphy, Teagasc 

Friday, 24th April
9.30am - 10.30am

 

Feeding Management for Productive Ruminants
• How feed protein impacts GHGs?
• Appropriate levels of protein at different times
• Questions and Answers

Speaker
Joe Patton, Teagasc

Moderator
Pat Murphy, Teagasc