Future Growers Seminar 2017

Future Growers Seminar 2017 – Inconjunction with the National Organic Training Skillnet and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Venue: The Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

The cost of this event is a part funded rate of €25.00 per delegate, this includes access to the conference, free car parking, refreshments and a light lunch.

When booking PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FIELD IF YOU HAVE ANY SPEACIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENT SUCH AS VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN

Programme schedule

9.30am Registration, Tea and Coffee

 10.00am Welcome, Jason Horner, Coordinator Organic Farming Internship Programme, Horticulture

10.05am Gordon Clarke, Apprentice, Lough Boora Farm, Co Offaly

10.25am Orla Burke, Grower, The Savage Garden, Co Galway and Small Growers Network.

10.45am Aoife and Joe O Reilly, Growers, Glasrai, Co Mayo

11.05am Coffee break

11.20am Iain Tolhurst, Tolhurst Organic Partnership, UK

From Gardener to Grower,

12.45pm Lunch

2.00pm Iain Tolhurst, Agroforestry for growers, an introduction.

3.00pm Panel Discussion on the future direction of the Organic Growers of Ireland and the organic horticultural sector in general.

 Participants will include

Liam Ryan, Grower and Chair of Organic Growers of Ireland

Grace Maher, Development officer IOFGA

Catherine Hayes, Grower, Hayes Veg, Gort and Small Growers Network

Jim Cronin, Trainer and organic grower

The internship programme is financed by the Organic Unit DAFM

 

 

 

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