Energy and Rural Business Show

23 - 24 October 2019
The Hub, Kilkenny

Ireland

3 - 4 March 2020
East of England Arena

UK

"How-To" Workshops - 10:40 - 15:40 - Seminar 2

10:40

10:40

The future of farming                                                                                               

Thomas Duffy, President, Macra na Feirme

 

11:15

11:15

Artisan food production and selling direct through farm shops & farmers markets

Eddie O'Neill, Artisan Food Specialist, Teagasc

 

11:50

11:50

Should you run a family attraction on your farm?

Samuel Harper, Owner, Nore Valley Park

At 15, Samuel came home to farm with his father. By the age of 20 he had his own flock of sheep while farming with his father in a mixed farming business. Samuel married at 27 to Isobel and they started farming on their own in 1980, mostly calf rearing. In 1989 they started tourism business and celebrated 30 years in 2019.

12:25

12:25

Maximising the value of your assets & resources through diversification

Barry Caslin, Energy and Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

13:30

13:30

Farm diversification by opening an on-farm brewery

David Walsh-Kemmis, Founder and Managing Director, Ballykilcavan Brewing Company

David left a career in IT in Dublin to take over Ballykilcavan Farm in 2004.  He ran a 180 hectare tillage unit for 12 years before deciding that the farm needed to be diversified to secure its future.  He and his wife opened their on-farm brewery in December 2018.

14:05

14:05

Wood as a resource - what are your options?

Vincent Nally, Chairman, Forestry Committee, Irish Farmer's Association (IFA)

                   

                                                                                                                                      

'Good quality leads, visitors genuinely interested. Very well organised, more so than other events we have attended. Food was really good!'

CHRISTINE MILLER
International Energy Crops Ltd

 

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