Virtual Summit, 27 January, 2022
Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair
Broadcaster, entrepreneur and politician
Changing Ireland’s focus on Agritech
While our Agritech sector is very young, it is expanding at a rapid pace. Our experts will give us an overview of the Agritech scene in Ireland and how it is expected to grow in the coming years. The discussion will centre on how agritech businesses are being supported, how the technology can help Irish farmers to progress sustainability efforts and where current policy needs to address the uptake of agritech amongst food producers.
Senior Regional Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland
Regional Executive, Irish Farmers Association
How can we better utilise our fertiliser?
Irish farmers will have to think outside the box when it comes to fertiliser application in the future. Adding to the issue of the rising costs of fertiliser and the uncertainty with the market’s supply chain, our experts discuss the latest innovations on how to improve our efficiencies and how agritech can improve your carbon footprint.
CEO / Director General, International Fertilizer Association (Canada / Slovakia)
Agronomist, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Consultant (UK)
Changing your cow’s eating habits
Innovative animal feeds and supplements have the potential to reduce methane production in cattle and impact positively on animal health. Our expert panel will discuss the latest developments and explain the research that is expected to drive better efficiencies.
Vice President - Sustainability Research, Dairy Management (USA)
Professor Sharon Huws
Professor in Animal Science and Microbiology, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast
‘Health is wealth’ for animals and industry
Improving and detecting your animal’s health saves many costs in the long run. This discussion will focus on the latest research around antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the value of animal health data and examine the latest technology helping to deliver insights.
Dr Finola Leonard
Associate Professor School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Virtual Vet
Founder and Commercial Director, Micron Agritech
Newest advances in spraying technology
Our expert panel will discuss the latest precision technology that is dominating crop-spraying. The panel will inform farmers of the future trends that are likely to spread across Irish farms in the next few years.
Director, Small Robot Company, UK
Crops and Mechanisation Research Officer, Teagasc
Dr Paul Miller
Board Director, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit, UK
Technology that is helping to put money back in your pocket
Digital technology and data analytics have transformed all sectors of industry and society and the agricultural sector is embracing the ‘digital revolution’ with open arms. Our Tech panel will explore the latest innovations that provide farmers with real insights to save costs and increase value.
Hands Free Hectare Project Lead and Co-Creator, UK
Co-Founder & CEO, AgriGates
IP & Business Development Manager, VistaMilk SFI Research Centre
CEO and Founder, CropHound
Sustainable Farming – What are we doing and what can we learn?
Discussion with farmers and managers from Ireland, the UK and Australia that are using innovative practices and technologies which are aiming to be climate neutral in the coming decade. What can Irish farmers learn?
Livestock Farmer, Auchmore Farm, Scotland
Corrigin Farm and Chair, AgZero2030, Australia
Farm Zero C Project Manager, BiOrbic
The growth of alternative farming providing new opportunities
Some of the fastest growing Irish agribusinesses are diversifying into new alternative agricultural enterprises. These business owners share their experiences and their concepts of what sustainable food production looks like for them. This discussion is aiming to get all of us thinking.
Founder and Farmer, Cork Rooftop Farm
Managing Director, Emerald Green Farms Ltd
Co-Founder, Greentech Holdings Ltd