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Future Farming: How is Irish Agriculture Responding? [Part 3]

Part 3: Webinar

Trends in Ireland's Climate and Animal Disease Challenges

Event Date: Tuesday 30th January – 1.00pm

Event Location: Online via Zoom

Future Farming - How is Irish Agriculture Responding?

The third of our webinars in the series entitled 'Future Farming - How is Irish Agriculture Responding?' will focus on the current and future changes in Irish climate and weather patterns and what this means for threats such as flooding events. Coupled with this, the webinar will discuss how these changing weather patterns are impacting animal disease and parasite challenges.

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.

Future Agri Leaders

30th January, 27th February, 9th April, 7th May

This programme aims to bolster the growth of present and upcoming leaders in the Irish food industry. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical exercises and real world applications, the programme is designed to assist individuals in their leadership roles, empowering them to make a positive impact on their teams and organisation.