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FARMERS

SAFEGUARD YOU FUTURE
Always walk through life as if you have something to learn and you will
Vernon Howard
Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: positivefarmers@gmail.com Web: www.positivefarmers.ie
DAY 2
Thursday - 12th January 2023
09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Ref reshments & Netw orking
09:30 - 11:00
STREAMLINED FARMING What are non-negotiables? Systems Infrastructure People
Chairperson: Michael Murphy Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ Speaker to be announced
11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment Break & Networking
11:30 - 13:00
MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS - Magic Mixes or Mixed Messages? The benefits of a multi-species sward is that they require reduced fertiliser while maintaining a steady growth rate. We will be discussion the science and practical elements. Joe sowed his first 30 acres of MSS in August 2017 and has key messages on soil health, seeds, establishment, weed control, and a change in mindset when it comes to grazing and managing compared to a PRG sward.
Chairperson: John McNamara Professor Trevor Gilliland Institute of Global Food Security Queens University Belfast Joe Leonard Dairy farming in Co Meath.
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
COUPLES IN PARTNERSHIP One thing we don’t list on our balance sheet is health and the health of our relationships, It’s a low-cost but high-value priority. ” Sean Brotherson ” Challenges Focus on the positive Bottom line
Chairperson: Mella Briscoe Marion Beecher Teagasc, Research Officer, Moorepark, Co. Cork. Andrew and Claire Brewer UK Award winning dairy farmer
15:30 - 16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION Safeguarding your future What steps do you need to take to safeguard your future
Chairperson: Jack Kennedy Niall Murphy Sean McCarthy Gillian O’Sullivan
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful year ahead Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan
Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW Secure your place at this important event for all dairy farmers Web: www.positivefarmers.ie - Phone: 353 87 6457987 - Email: info@positivefarmers.ie
DAY 1
Wednesday 11th January 2023
09:00 - 09:40
Registration, Ref reshments & Netw orking
09:40 - 09:45
Welcome & Open ing Remarks
09:45 - 11:15
DAIRY MARKETS OUTLOOK Short to medium term outlook for dairy in Ireland Global milk supply continues to expand but the rate of growth is slowing DAIRY AS A PRIME FOOD SOURCE Should farmers continue producing milk for human nutrition? “Policymakers should be extremely wary of global health estimates that are not rigorously and transparently evidence based and that ignore the protections against nutritional deficiencies afforded by animal source foods,” Alice Stanton.
Chairperson: Michael Murphy Professor Alice Stanton Professor at RCSI & Director of Human Health at Devenish Nutrition.
11:15 - 12:45
RESILIENT MILK PRODUCTION - Time for a rethink? Addressing the challenges Reaction to analysis WHAT IF? - Intense analysis of different scenarios and what the effects will be This will really highlight the different risks to farm businesses
Chairperson: Kevin Twomey Aidan Brennan Dairy Editor IFJ Dr. Laurence Shalloo Head of the Animal & Grassland Research Moorepark.
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity Space for nature Why? Water quality What are the biggest issues? What implications will this have? Should farmers be concerned? IMPROVING BIODIVERSITY ON DAIRY FARMS Farmers are engaging with climate change and taking action to reduce the impact that their farming system has on the environment
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan Dr. Daire O Huallachain Teagasc, Research officer. Johnstown Castle. Shane Fitzgerald Dairy farmer milking 210 cows alongside his family in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.
15:30 - 16:00
Networking Ref reshment break Refreshment Break & Networking
16:00 - 18:00
OUR STORY Inspirational stories about how to achieve your dreams in farming
Chairperson: Paidi Kelly Matthew Jackson UK Award winning dairy farmer Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ
19:30 - ………. NEEDS TO BE PRE-BOOKED
CONFERENCE GALA NETWORKING DINNER Relax and unwind after the first day of the Conference in good company Make new friends Meet old friends
Conor Galvin Dairygold CEO
Thought provoking and important session  will lead to lively debate Changing attitudes Whats the science? Whats coming down the line  quality information with insightful perspective Free Time Work Environment A MUST FOR ALL FARMING COUPLES DISCUSSION ON WHAT MATTERS GOING FORWARD COULD BE A GAME CHANGER  Both sides of the story
Aoife Feeney Agricultural Policy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ireland
Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: info@positivefarmers.ie

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JAN 11th & 12th Radisson Blu Hotel Cork.
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY
SAFEGUARDING YOUR FUTURE
09:00 - 09:40
Registration & Ref reshments
09:40 - 09:45
Welcome & Open ing Remarks
09:45 - 11:00
DAIRY MARKETS OUTLOOK Short to medium term outlook for dairy in Ireland DAIRY AS A PRIME FOOD SOURCE Should farmers continue producing milk for human nutrition? Chairperson: Michael Murphy
Conor Galvin Dairygold CEO Prof. Alice Stanton Professor at RCSI & Director of Human Health at Devenish Nutrition.
11:00 - 12:45
RESILIENT MILK PRODUCTION Time for a rethink? WHAT IF? - Intense analysis of different scenarios and what the effects will be This will really highlight the different risks to your business Chairperson: Kevin Twomey
Aidan Brennan Dairy Editor IFJ Laurence Shalloo Head of the Animal & Grassland Research, Moorepark
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity Space for nature Why? NITRATES DEROGATION IMPROVING BIODIVERSITY ON DAIRY FARMS Farmers are engaging with climate change and taking action to reduce the impact that their farming system has on the environment
Daire O Huallachain Teagasc, Research officer. Johnstown Castle. Aoife Feeney Agricultural Policy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ireland Shane Fitzgerald Dairy farmer milking 210 cows alongside his family in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.
15:30 - 16:00
Refreshment Break & Networking
16:00 - 18:00
OUR STORY Inspirational stories about how to achieve your dreams in farming
Matthew Jackson UK Award winning dairy farmer Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ
19:30 ………
CONFERENCE GALA NETWORKING DINNER Relax and unwind after the first day of the Conference in good company Make new friends Meet old friends
Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle
DAY 2 THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY
SAFEGUARDING YOUR FUTURE
09:00 - 09:40
Registration & Ref reshments
09:40 - 11:00
STREAMLINED FARMING What are non-negotiables? Systems Infrastructure People Chairperson: Michael Murphy
Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ Speaker to be announced
11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment Break & Networking
1130 - 12:45
MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS Magic Mixes or Mixed Messages? The benefits of a multi-species sward is that they require reduced fertiliser while maintaining a steady growth rate. We will be discussion the science and practical elements. Joe sowed his first 30 acres of MSS in August 2017 and has key messages on soil health, seeds, establishment, weed control, and a change in mindset when it comes to grazing and managing compared to a PRG sward Chairperson: John McNamara
Professor Trevor Gilliland Institute of Global Food Security Queens University Belfast Joe Leonard Dairy farming in Co Meath
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
COUPLES IN PARTNERSHIP One thing we don’t list on our balance sheet is health and the health of our relationships, It’s a low-cost but high-value priority. ” Sean Brotherson ” Challenges Focus on the positive Bottom line Chairperson: Mella Briscoe
Marion Beecher Teagasc, Research Officer, Moorepark, Co. Cork. Andrew and Claire Brewer UK award winning Dairy Farmers
15:30 - 16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION Safeguarding your future What steps do you need to take to safeguard your future Chairperson: Jack Kennedy
Niall Murphy Sean McCarthy Gillian O’Sullivan
16:30 - 16:35
Conference close
16:35 - 17:00
Tea/Coffee
Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle
Thought provoking and important session  will lead to lively debate Whats coming down the line  quality information with insightful perspective DISCUSSION ON WHAT MATTERS GOING FORWARD A MUST FOR ALL FARMING COUPLES COULD BE A GAME CHANGER  Both sides of the story More Free Time Happy Work Environment Changing attitudes Whats the science?

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CONFERENCE

FARMERS

SAFEGUARD YOU FUTURE
Always walk through life as if you have something to learn and you will
Vernon Howard
DAY 2
Thursday - 12th January 2023
09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Ref reshments & Netw orking
09:30 - 11:00
STREAMLINED FARMING What are non-negotiables? Systems Infrastructure People Chairperson: Michael Murphy
Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ Speaker to be announced
11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment Break & Networking
11:30 - 13:00
MULTI-SPECIES SWARDS - Magic Mixes or Mixed Messages? The benefits of a multi-species sward is that they require reduced fertiliser while maintaining a steady growth rate. We will be discussion the science and practical elements. Joe sowed his first 30 acres of MSS in August 2017 and has key messages on soil health, seeds, establishment, weed control, and a change in mindset when it comes to grazing and managing compared to a PRG sward
Chairperson: John McNamara Professor Trevor Gilliland Institute of Global Food Security Queens University Belfast Joe Leonard Dairy farming in Co Meath.
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
COUPLES IN PARTNERSHIP One thing we don’t list on our balance sheet is health and the health of our relationships, It’s a low-cost but high-value priority. ” Sean Brotherson ” Challenges Focus on the positive Bottom line
Chairperson: Mella Briscoe Marion Beecher Teagasc, Research Officer, Moorepark, Co. Cork. Andrew and Claire Brewer UK Award winning dairy farmer
15:30 - 16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION Safeguarding your future What steps do you need to take to safeguard your future
Chairperson: Jack Kennedy Niall Murphy Sean McCarthy Gillian O’Sullivan
16:30 - 16:35 16:35 - 17:00
Conference Close Tea/Coffee
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful year ahead Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle
Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle
Could be a Game Changer  Both Sides of the Story A MUST FOR ALL FARMING COUPLES Discussion on what matters GOING FORWARD

POSITIVE

Secure your place at this important event Web: www.positivefarmers.ie - Phone: 353 87 6457987 - Email: info@positivefarmers.ie
DAY 1
Wednesday 11th January 2023
09:00 - 09:40
Registration, Ref reshments & Netw orking
09:40 - 09:45
Welcome & Open ing Remarks
09:45 - 11:15
DAIRY MARKETS OUTLOOK Short to medium term outlook for dairy in Ireland Global milk supply continues to expand but the rate of growth is slowing DAIRY AS A PRIME FOOD SOURCE Should farmers continue producing milk for human nutrition? “Policymakers should be extremely wary of global health estimates that are not rigorously and transparently evidence based and that ignore the protections against nutritional deficiencies afforded by animal source foods,” Alice Stanton.
Chairperson: Michael Murphy Alice Stanton Professor at RCSI & Director of Human Health at Devenish Nutrition.
11:15 - 12:45
RESILIENT MILK PRODUCTION - Time for a rethink? Addressing the challenges Reaction to analysis WHAT IF? - Intense analysis of different scenarios and what the effects will be This will really highlight the different risks to farm businesses
Chairperson: Kevin Twomey Aidan Brennan Dairy Editor IFJ Laurence Shalloo Head of the Animal & Grassland Research, Moorepark.
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30
ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity Space for nature Why? Water quality What are the biggest issues? What implications will this have? Should farmers be concerned? IMPROVING BIODIVERSITY ON DAIRY FARMS Farmers are engaging with climate change and taking action to reduce the impact that their farming system has on the environment
Chairperson: Gillian O’Sullivan Daire O Huallachain Teagasc, Research officer. Johnstown Castle. Aoife Feeney Agricultural Policy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ireland Shane Fitzgerald Dairy farmer milking 210 cows alongside his family in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.
15:30 - 16:00
Networking Ref reshment break Refreshment Break & Networking
16:00 - 18:00
OUR STORY Inspirational stories about how to achieve your dreams in farming
Chairperson: Paidi Kelly Matthew Jackson UK Award winning dairy farmer Blair Robinson Dairy Holdings NZ
19:30 - ………. NEEDS TO BE PRE-BOOKED
CONFERENCE GALA NETWORKING DINNER Relax and unwind after the first day of the Conference in good company Make new friends Meet old friends
Conor Galvin Dairygold CEO
Thought provoking and important session  will lead to lively debate Changing attitudes What’s the Science? Whats coming down the line  quality information with insightful perspective Benefits Free Time Work Environment

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