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Student Conference Review

Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review 


The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held its annual student conference on two farms one sheep and one dairy. This event was kindly sponsored by the FBD Trust.

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review


Sponsored by FBD Trust


Adam Woods and Donal Patton, Teagasc and Irish Grassland Association Council


Adam Woods Donal Patton


Adam Woods and Donal Patton


The 2014 Irish Grassland Association annual student conference was held on the Cavan/ Meath border to the dairy farm of Owen Brodie, Ryefield House, Virginia, Co. Cavan and the beef farm of Tom Halpin, Robertstown, Carlanstown,Kells  Co. Meath. 265 students from UCD, Dundalk IT, Teagasc Kildalton, Teagasc Ballyhaise and Waterford IT and Teagasc, Clonakilty attended this year’s event. Conference attendees were split in two groups, one visiting a dairy farm and the other visiting a beef farm. This year’s conference had a forum at the end of the farm tours where students took part in a discussion about opportunities for both dairy and beef farmers in a post quota era. 

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