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Energy in Agriculture 2018 Event About Energy in Agriculture

The inaugural ‘Energy in Agriculture 2016’ took place in Gurteen College, County Tipperary. It was the first event looking at various energy saving opportunities for farmers,  landowners and rural communities together with renewable energy deployment opportunities within the various sectors.

Energy in Agriculture 2018 EventBuilding on the success in 2016/17, the 2018  event attracted 3000 visitors. The event featured  69 indoor/outdoor trade exhibitors, covering most renewable energy sectors, along with financial institutions, general agri supplies and support organisations. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD opened the event and took part in a panel discussion on Energy in Agriculture facilitated by RTE’s “Ear to the Ground Presenter”, Darragh McCullough. Darragh also hosted the Sustainability in Agriculture panel discussion which took place later on in the afternoon.

There were over 20 talks, 4 demos (Solar, Wind, Wood Mobilisation and Anaerobic Digestion). Proving ever popular was the Energy Advice Clinics where visitors had the opportunity to get one to one advice from a range of specialists including Tax, Finance, Legal, Planning and Energy.

Energy in Agriculture 2018 Solar pv demo

New for 2018 was the introduction of the Innovation Showcase demonstrating some of Ireland’s best and brightest innovations that aim to increase efficiency and sustainability on our farms.

The event will return on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

The event is organised by Teagasc in combination with Tipperary County Council, IFA, Gurteen College and Tipperary Energy Agency and supported by SEAI.

You may view the Energy in Agriculture website here

You can view all the presentations from the 2018 event here

PR Mentions

Interested in alternative energy sources on your farm? – Independent

One Month To Energy in Agriculture Exhibition – Farmers Journal

Tipperary To Host Major Event On Energy in Agriculture – The Nationalist

Eight tips from Energy in Agriculture conference – Farmers Journal

Experts agree food and energy production are compatible – Irish Examiner

How one college slashed its heating bills by 80% – Independent