IOA are holding the AGM on May 23rd. Once again this year the event will be hosted at Coolanowle Organic Farm, on the Carlow/Laois border. The AGM takes place at 12 noon and is for IOA members only. It will be followed by a Conference in the afternoon looking at organic markets and growing innovation within the sector.
The programme of events for the day is as follows;
- 11am: Hot rolls and refreshments
- 12 noon: AGM
- 2pm: Light lunch and refreshments
- 3pm: IOA Conference (please see below)
- 5pm: Organic supper with refreshments
The Conference starts at 3pm and features a wide range of IOA members;
3pm Welcome address by IOA Chairperson John Liston
3.15pm Gillian Westbrook – IOA CEO – Organic Markets and Marketing
3.30pm Kevin Kennedy – ANU Dairy – Innovation in the organic dairy sector
3.45pm Kenneth Keavey – Green Earth Organics – Selling direct to the consumer
4.00pm Adrian Hyde – Munster Brewery – Organic craft beer production
4.15pm Kevin Scully – Gluten free oats
4.30pm Question and Answer Session
IOA are requesting that members book in for the event to cater for food services on the day. Please contact the IOA office by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 090 64 33680 to book your place on or before Thursday May 18th at 5pm.
DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE:
Coolanowle house is well signposted from the N80 between Carlow and Port Laoise.
Longitude and latitude of Coolanowle
Latitude N .52.90874028771803
Longitude. W -7.028715490596369
Address: Coolanowle House
Telephone: +353 (0)59-862-5176 / +353 (0)87-610-4108
Fax: +353 (0)59-862-5176