Future Farming: How is Irish Agriculture Responding? [Part 3]
Part 3: Webinar
Trends in Ireland's Climate and Animal Disease Challenges
Event Date: Thursday 30th November – 1.00pm
Event Location: Online via Zoom
Future Farming - How is Irish Agriculture Responding?
The three webinars will address the challenges facing Irish Agriculture from a changing climate and policy scenario. A range of expert speakers will share their knowledge into adapting tillage and forage production systems to a changing climate, the latest on peat grasslands and emerging policy and technical developments in the forestry sector to adapt to these challenges and ensure a vibrant agri-food sector to 2050.
Webinar 3: 'Trends in Ireland's Climate and Animal Disease Challenges'
Presentations: Prof. Conor Murphy: Current and future weather patterns in Ireland
Dr. Damien Barrett: Emerging threats to the health of Ireland's farmed animals
Speakers – Conor Murphy is a Professor at the Department of Geography and the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units(ICARUS), Maynooth University, Ireland. His research focuses on hydro climatology, historical climatology and adaptation to climate change. Dr Damien Barrett is head of Ruminant Animal Health Division in the Dept of Agriculture, where he has responsibility for policy for ruminant statutory diseases, most notably the Bovine TB eradication programme.