Farm Ireland

Friday 19 January 2018

McEntee set to open organic conference

The Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA) annual conference will take place on Sunday at the Wineport Lodge, Glasson, Co Westmeath.

The conference will be opened at 10.30am by keynote speaker Shane McEntee, Minister of State with responsibility for the organic sector.

The other speakers include UK-based researcher Gundala Azeez, who will address climate change mitigation, Teagasc's Dr Kim Reilly, who has researched organic vegetables, and organic producer Deirdre Hillard from the Just Food company.

Chaired by Trevor Sargent, the conference will finish at 1pm and will be followed by an organic lunch.

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