2017 Nuffield Ireland Annual Conference

Conference Programme

Conference Main Sponsor - MSD Animal Health

  • 09.15 Registration and Tea/Coffee
  • 10.00 Welcome Address - Geoff Dooley, Chairperson Nuffield Ireland
  • 10.30 Scholars 2016 Presentations
    • Ray Hunt Future Trends in Dairy Genetics
    • Roberta McDonald Innovative Disruption of Farmer Development Programmes
    • Tom Dineen How to successfully diversify a dairy farm business by adding value to milk
    • Ailbhe Gerrard Short Food Chains: Farmers Selling Directly to Consumers
  • 11.30 Keynote address by Tom O'Mahony Managing Director of Orgin Enterprises Plc, which is a leading Agri-services Group, providing value added services, technologies and inputs that address the quality , efficiency and output requirements of primary food producers. It has operations in Ireland, UK, Poland, Ukraine and Romania.
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 2.00 Scholars 2016 and one 2015 Presentations contd.
    • Peter Farrell Risky Business:Managing Dairy Volatility
    • John Joyce A blue print for starting a successful producer group
    • Maeve O'Keeffe Reducing Lameness in Dairy Cows
  • 3.00 Workshop - Discuss key learnings and facilitate the Nuffield Network
  • 4.00 Coffee Break
  • 4.15 Workshop conclusions
  • 4.40 Joint presentation by the 2017 scholars about their Global Focus Programme travels.
  • 5.10 Address by Jim Geltch CEO of Nuffield International
  • 5.20 Final comments and wrap up

Conference Dinner sponsor -AIB Bank

  • 7.00 Conference Dinner

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