We have all the bases covered at Ploughing 2016
Published 14/09/2016 | 02:30
The Irish Independent marquee at the Ploughing Championships is going to be bigger and better than ever. There will be farm experts and celebs on stage throughout the three day event, along with Farming Independent writers and editors on hand to chat about the issues and stories that matter most.
On the Tuesday, our first panel kicks off with a debate on the role of women in farming with Farming Independent columnist and tillage grower Helen Harris, Offaly camogie player Lorraine Keena, and author Lorna Sixsmith at 11am.
This will be followed at noon with a Irish Independent sports columnists giving their thoughts on the business of the GAA.
There will be music and entertainment too with country music stars Mike Denver, Lisa McHugh, and Derek Ryan all dropping in to belt out their hits and chat with the Sunday World's Eddie Rowley.
Also appearing on the first day will be leading food writer Indy Power to discuss healthy eating and her new book, The Little Green Spoon.
Finally, there will be a discussion on personal finance including tips and advice on savings and personal retirement plans.
The debate will pick up a gear on Wednesday when Indo journalists and industry commentators will discuss the thorny issue of rural broadband at 11am. At noon, two lucky Irish farmers get the chance of a styling and fashion makeover courtesy of the Independent.ie.