FARMEX - the business of farming - is a new one-day conference and trade exhibition on how to increase profitability; sustainability and add long-term equity value to the family farm business.
The DAFM KT-approved event for livestock and tillage farmers will take place at The Hub, Kilkenny on Friday, October 12th.
The organisers are hoping to welcome 3,000 attendees including - Agribusiness; advisory and educational personnel; family farmers; farm managers and Ag students; farm managers; farm contractors and Agri-Food Science students to this event.
50 trade exhibitors from Britain; France; New Zealand; and leading Irish agribusiness firms such as Agrinet; Alltech Keenan; AXA Insurance; Biocell; Farm TV; FBD and FRS Network will descend upon Kilkenny.
Glanbia; Greenbelt; Herdinsights; Herdwatch; IFAC; Kingswood Computing; Local Power; McAree Engineering; Mullinahone Coop; PE Services; Staines Law; Terra Liquid Minerals; That’s Farming and Volac will be in attendance at the event, sponsored by Eurogene AI services and LIC, Cahir and Herdinsights.
This new show has the support of Animal Health Ireland; Embrace Farm; Farm Contractors of Ireland (FCI); FRS Networks; Glanbia Agribusiness; ICMSA; ICSA; IFAC; IHFA; Teagasc, UCD & Waterford IT.
The Farmex conference includes eight one-hour seminars on Agritech; Animal Health/Nutrition; Dairying; Farm Business; Livestock and Tillage.
Each seminar has four top-class speakers (10 minutes each) followed by a Q & A session chaired by an Agri VIP.
Details on these seminars are as follows:
- Family Farm Business Seminar
Chairperson- Darragh McCulloch - Agri journalist and Meath milk producer
- Profitable Dairy Seminar
Chairperson - Pat McCormack - ICMSA President
- Profitable Beef Seminar
Chairperson - Patrick Kent - President ICSA (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association)
- Improving Farming Health, Lifestyle and Safety
Chairperson - Maura Canning - former Chair of IFA Family Farm & Social Affairs Committee
- Succession on Family Farms
Chairperson - Derry Dillon - Agri & Rural Affairs Manager - Macra na Feirme & past President of the ASA
- Animal health Seminar
Chairperson - Mike Magan - Animal Health Ireland
- Livestock Crops & Soil Seminar
Chairperson -Matt O’Keeffe - Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly
- Working Smarter not Harder on Farms
Chairperson - Pat Ryan - Capital Farms Partnership who farms near Dungarvan.
Among the well-known speakers are Peter & Paula Hynes from Aherla in Co. Cork, Clare O’Keeffe from near Mallow and West Cork man Cathal Bohane from Alltech Keenan.
Doreen Corridan - Munster AI; Brian Reidy - nutritionist and Alan Jagoe - former Macra President will speak at the event.
Dr. Dan Ryan from Fermoy; Martin Kavanagh - Tipperary veterinarian; Peter Byrne - FRS Network; James Greevy - Herdwatch; Chris Murphy - Saber Sales Manager and Mike Ross - the Irish rugby icon will also address the crowds.
A number of Farm Safety demos will also be organised on the day with the Gardaí; HSA & Teagasc.
Tickets are €20 for adults, €10 for agri-students and €40 for a family (two adults & children). Car parking is free and one can avail low-cost group travel via Bus Eireann at only €15/20 per person return.
Book online at www.farmex.ie and save €5 on your ticket, fill in a short questionnaire and enter a free draw for €2,500 in Agri input & services prizes.