The event was organised by the Local Enterprise offices of the South-East region and was an initiative under the Action Plan for Jobs.
The main aim of the symposium being to highlight the benefits of using resilient technologies in Agriculture.
Other stakeholders at the days event were Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, The Department of Agriculture, Institutes of Technology, Agriforvalour, TSSG and many more.
Attendees on the day included people from all sides of the industry. In attendance were farmers, engineers. AG Tech companies, investors, entrepreneurs and those interested in the latest emerging Agri Technologies.
The aim of the event was to help progress and increase profitability in agriculture through the use of AgTech in the region.
With Ireland overseeing significant development in Ag tech as of late, this symposium aimed to highlight the opportunities it offers that will help farmers capitalise.
The day began with a morning conference which contained insightful discussions by industry leaders, entrepreneurs, farmer, investors and many more.
The conference offered great insight into the future for where agriculture and technology collide in Ireland, by investigating opportunities to grow AgTech.
It offered knowledge on how we can grow and develop ready built technologies to be used in an agricultural capacity and what is the real impact of AgTech on the farm with insights from progressive farmers and companies who are using technology on the farm every day.
The afternoon was broken into 3 unique breakout workshops focusing on topics such as Bio-Economy, Automation - Smart Farming and Sensors and GM Engineering.
Speaking at the event Barry Caslin from Teagasc who called on the industry to welcome this technological change, and says it will help transform the global agri-food industry.
He said “Industry has to become smarter through the use of technology to add value along our food supply chains. The farmers leading the way in adopting the new technologies will ultimately accelerate the movement that transforms the global agri-food system into one which will efficiently feed nine billion people by 2050”.