Alan Jagoe is a dairy and tillage farmer from Co. Cork, where he and his father, Edward, and brother, George, are in a three-way farming partnership.
Together the family run a Holstein/Friesian Milking herd of 250 + cattle, which is a mixture of both winter and spring calving. In terms of tillage, the Jagoe’s focus their efforts on malting barley, feed barley, winter wheat, maize and beet crops.
Alan is also the former President of Macra na Feirme, having served from 2011 to 2013. He then took on a role as Vice President of CEJA, the EU Council of Young Farmers. This was followed by Alan taking on the Presidency before he left the role in 2017 to become Vice President of AgriAware.
Alan Jagoe was named as the new chairman of AgriAware, which is an independent body that provides the general public with information and education on the importance of agriculture and food to the Irish economy.
He was officially named as the new chairman on Friday, February 1st, and will be taking over from Richard Moeran.
Alan said his goals as chairman Is to continue providing vital links between agriculture and the economy, whilst also increasing awareness on the excellent standards of farming in Ireland.
“My goal as Chairman of Agri Aware is to continue the work of communicating the vital links between agriculture, food and our economy.” He said.
“Increasing awareness of the relationship between our standard of excellence in farming, and the payoff in terms of excellence in the food we eat and export, while maintaining the unique green image we have here in Ireland.” Alan continued.
“I also recognise the importance of educating the general public from a young age in the role farming plays in all our daily lives, and with the input of a strong board, along with the expertise of our Executive Director Deirdre O’Shea, and the team in the office, I expect Agri Aware to grow in its capacity to deliver our core values”.
The outgoing Chairman, Richard Moeran, spoke of his honour at serving as Chairman and wished Alan success in his new role.
“I want to thank the Board for their support in my role as Chairman, and the staff in Agri Aware for all their hard work. To our Executive Director, Deirdre O’Shea many thanks for your dedication and hard work for the organisation, as well as your support of me as Chairman.” He said.
“To the new Chairman, Alan Jagoe, I want to wish him every success over the next four years, and I have no doubt that under his stewardship Agri Aware will continue to grow and prosper”. Mr. Moeran concluded.
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