The importance of diversity in agricultural & rural communities
"How-To" Workshops - 10:45 - 15:55 - Seminar 2
Dan Clavin, Organic Farming / Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc
Dan Clavin is an Organic Specialist with Teagasc. He leads and supports the delivery of the Teagasc Organics programme and works with a range of stakeholders in Ireland and abroad. Previously he worked as a Teagasc Farm Advisor in counties Galway, Limerick and Kerry and as a Conservation Officer with BirdWatch Ireland in Donegal. He is from a farming background in Co. Westmeath.
How LEADER grant funding can help you develop your business
Declan Rice, CEO, Kilkenny Leader Partnership
Declan has been the CEO of KLP since 2009. Before that he was the CEO of one of the foundation companies of KLP- BNS Rural Development from 2004. In over 20 years in the rural development sector with LEADER, Declan has been directly involved in the project management and development of scores of projects and responsible for hundreds more. Areas of interest to LEADER include- value-added food production, renewable energy, rural tourism and social enterprises.
Effective marketing; telling your story
Aileen Barron, Managing Director, Green Acre Marketing
Aileen has worked in the agribusiness sector for over 15 years, is an Agribusiness and Marketing Graduate from GMIT, a business graduate from Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD and holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing.
Aileen has worked with many well-known agribusinesses over the years. In 2014, Aileen set up Green Acre Marketing to provide marketing solutions to the agribusiness sector.
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