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EUROPEAN COMMISSION AT THE NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Athy- County Kildare, Ireland


The Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission will be present at the Irish National and European Ploughing Championships from 21 to 23 September in Athy, Co Kildare..

This event also hosts the biggest trade fair for agricultural machinery in Ireland, with livestock exhibitions, a tented trade village and several other specialist trade areas.

Visitors to the Commission's stand will be provided with information on its agricultural and rural development policy. Experts will be available to answer questions from farmers and the public alike. There will also be games, quizzes and activities for visitors, both adults and children, to test their knowledge of agriculture and the EU in general and win a prize!

Particular focus will be given at the fair to bio-energy, EU co-financing under the rural development programmeand conversion to organic farming. Beneficiaries of EU co-financing will make brief presentations to explain their products, how they obtained the EU funding and results achieved, with some tastings of their products, which could include prepared meats, dairy products and black puddings. These events will take place on:

  • Tuesday 21/09/2010 at 15:00: presentations on Bioenergy and Biomass
  •  Wednesday 22/09/2010 at 15:00: presentations on meat , dairy products and new retailing models
  • Thursday 23/09/2010 at 11h00 : round-table discussion on organic farming in Ireland with 3 EU co-financing beneficiaries under the rural development programme demonstrating their wares

 

 

 

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