The future of farming
Thomas Duffy, President, Macra na Feirme
"How-To" Workshops - 10:40 - 15:40 - Seminar 2
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.
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.
'Good quality leads, visitors genuinely interested. Very well organised, more so than other events we have attended. Food was really good!'
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