Christy was appointed President of the IGA in 2021. He works as a Business and Technology Adviser with Teagasc based in Naas. He studied Agricultural Science in UCD, graduating in 1984 with an honors degree in Agricultural Science, and completed a master’s degree with Teagasc/UCD and Department of Agriculture investigating the Factors affecting Flock Performance and Ovine Perinatal Mortality on Lowland Sheep Farms in South Roscommon, Christy also holds a diploma in Leadership Development from UCC.
Christy has a particular interest in grassland management, livestock breeding and believes there is tremendous scope for improvement of farm income through better utilization of grassland and improved animal breeding. Working with a large client base in Kildare Christy is a strong advocate of the discussion group model for delivering advice to his clients and has been involved in the design and delivery of many program’s aimed at improving incomes of livestock farmers, often in collaboration with farm groups and the Agri Industry.
Christy served on the council of the Fertilizer Association of Ireland and was elected President in 2000.
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