National Organic Conference 5th and 6th of November

National Organic Conference 5th and 6th of November

Addressing the Needs of the Market & CAP Reform

The National Organic Training Skillnet working in conjunction with Teagasc,  Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine are hosting a two day National Organic Conference, in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on the 5th & 6th of November 2013.

Tuesday 5th Nov

  • ·         Official Opening  by Minister of State Tom Hayes
  • ·         Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) the future implications for organic farming.Chairman:  Frank Macken (DAFM) Panel:Dr.KevinHanrahan(Teagasc), Prof. Nic Lampkin (Organic Research Centre) Bernie Brennan (DAFM) & John Brennan (Leitrim Organic Farmers Co-op).
  • ·         Organic Production Census; Dan Clavin (Teagasc)
  • ·         The Organic Market, what are the opportunities? Bord Bia, IPSOS, MRBI, KANTAR.
  • ·         How France increased their organic market share;  Anais Riffiod, Bio Agence France
  • ·         Discussion Forums on Beef, Sheep, Horticulture & Dairying, featuring main processors and market leaders.


Wednesday 6th Nov

  • ·         Opening address Marian Harkin, MEP; European Agricultural Policy
  • ·         Workshops on conversion to organic’s , soil management, livestock & grassland management, cereals workshops,
  • ·         Horticulture workshops on pest control with specialist international speakers, field scale horticulture & agro forestry.
  • ·         Marketing & branding workshops, social media, finance and funding workshops

In addition to workshops there will be 40 trade stands offering advice and showcasing their products.

Booking information: € 30 for 1 day or €50 for 2 days, price includes an organic lunch and refreshments.  Overnight package; €140.00, which includes entrance to the conference on both days, organic lunch and refreshments, organic evening meal and B&B on the night of the 5th of November, 2013.

For full details or to book a place for 1 or 2 days, contact Sean or Margaret on 0719640688, visit; or email;  view brochure: