Episode 19: Prof. Frank O'Mara
In this episode ASA vice-president Tommy Boland, speaks with Prof. Frank O'Mara, Director of Teagasc.
Frank recently assumed the role of Teagasc Director having held the role of Director of Research for a number of years.
Frank has wide ranging experience of the Agri-Food Industry. Having completed his undergrad degree in UCD, he worked in the feed industry, prior to taking up a PhD position in dairy cow nutrition. He was then awarded a Newman Scholarship to develop a new energy and protein rationing system for the Irish Feed Industry. Following this he obtained a lecturing and research position in UCD, where his work included development of the Irish Greenhouse Gas inventory for the Agriculture sector and completed the first work measuring methane emissions from cattle in Ireland. Frank then left UCD to take up a role in Teagasc, and becoming the Director of Research in 2009
Frank has also made a huge contribution to scientific communication and representing Ireland on numerous international committees and working groups. He is the current president of the Animal Task Force and former president of the ASA.
Frank hails from a farming background in Tipperary and continues his interest in farming today.
The ASA would like to thank Frank for his time contributing to our podcast series.
The ASA greatly acknowledge the sponsorship of Dairy Gold Agri-Business in supporting our current Podcast series