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Biological Farming Conference

Date: 12 & 13 November 2018 Location: Tullamore County Offaly

National Organic Training Skillnet are holding a Biological Farming Conference in The Bridge House Tullamore on Monday and Tuesday the 12th &13th of November

The event will feature experts in the different areas of agriculture like Joel Williams, Gary Zimmer, Dan Kittredge and a host of Irish practitioners.

The aim of the conference is to expand the knowledge to all farmers of what is biological farming and how it can be applied to cereals, Livestock and horticulture.

For full details and to register click here

Day One

8.30 am: Registration & Coffee

9.00 – 9.15 am: Opening Remarks Sean McGloin – NOTS & Chairperson – James McDonnell

9.20 – 10.20 am: Joel Williams – What is Biological Farming

10.25 – 10.40 am: COFFEE BREAK

10.45 – 11.40 am: Transitioning to Biological Farming Results from Irish experiences, Robbie Byrne Precision Nutrition

11.40 – 12.30 pm: Stockless Rotations in Ireland. How they work in cereal growing by Thomas Fouhy

12.30 – 1.30 pm: LUNCH

1.45 – 3.30 pm: Gary Zimmer, Biological farming and how it can be adapted to aid livestock production?

BREAK OUT SESSION 1 IN MAIN ROOM – Attendees who have a horticulture background can go upstairs to view live demonstrations.

1.45 – 3.30 pm: Dan Kitteridge – Biological Farming and how it can be used to enhance horticulture production?

3.30 – 4 pm: Q & A end of day with all speakers

7.00 pm: Networking Dinner in the Millennium Suite (pre-booking essential, Included for over night package)

Day Two

8.30 am: Coffee

9.00 – 9.30 am: Q&A from previous day – Joel Williams, Dan Kitteridge, Gary Zimmer

9.30 – 10.15 am : Danu Project/EIP project looking at transitions to biological farming and results to date – David Wallis

10.15 – 10.30 am:  COFFEE BREAK

10.30 – 12.00 pm: Panel Session chaired by Gary Zimmer

  • Combining green manures with compost – Jim Cronin
  • Mob Grazing / Irish Perspective – Clive Bright
  • Biological farming techniques / beef production systems – Mick Costello
  • Dairy farming / biological farming perspective – John Mc Hugh
  • Q and A session

12pm – 12.45pm: Making Compost Tea, The Good, The Bad, The Smelly – Joel Williams

12.45 – 2 pm: LUNCH

2.00 – 2.30 pm: Soil inoculants, what are they and how to create your own – Dan Kitteridge

2.30 – 3.00 pm: Practical Biological Farming techniques in cereal production Gary Zimmer

3.00 – 3.30pm: Closing Sessions & Remarks – James McDonnell

 

Conference Packages:

Package 1 – 2 x days pass €130 pp
Package 2 –  2 x day pass & evening meal €160 pp
Package 3 – 2 x day pass & B&B single** & evening meal Nov 12th €219 pp
Package 4 – 2 x day pass & B&B double or twin** & evening meal on Nov 12th €409 for 2 people (at the checkout – PLEASE SELECT THE QUANTITY OF  2 x TICKETS at the CHECKOUT)

As there is already considerable demand for attendance, it is recommended to confirm interest as soon as possible.

Places are not considered reserved until full payment is received.