National Organic Food Conference 2011

Read the National Organic Food Conference 2011 conference presentations online.

Main Speaker Presentations

  • Emma Walls, Glenisk
  • Where does the consumer fit in – Henry Tucker, The Futures Company

Breakout Session 1 – Selling Directly to the Consumer

  • Community Harvest Group – Rosaleen Mcmenamin, Skerries Transition Town
  • Exploring attitudes to Farmers Markets – Stephanie Moe, Bord Bia
  • Organic Consumer Buying Goups – Traci Lewis, Soil Association

Breakout Session 2 – Organic Farming and Processing and Available Supports and Assistance

  • James McDonnell and Eddie ONeill, Teagasc
  • Organic Food Research – Tracey Larkin, LIT
  • Overview of DAFF Financial Supports for the Irish Organic Sector – Jim Carew, Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Pat Lalor, Ballard Organic Farm
  • Shannon ABC Supporting Sustainable Organic Production – Daniel Walsh, LIT

Breakout Session 3 – Irish Organic Export Opportunity

  • Expanding your Sales – Simon Wright, OF+ Consulting
  • Export Oppertunities for Irish Organic Beef – John Purcell, Good herdsmen
  • Leading the World in Aquaculture – Catherine McManus, Marine Harvest
  • The French Organic Sector – Anais Riffiod, Agence Bio France

Breakout Session 4 – The Domestic Market: Innovation and Opportunities for Growth

  • Chef Organic Study – John Brennan and Sean McGloin, WON
  • Pallas Foods
  • Public Procurment for the Irish Organic Sector – Gillian Westbrook, ICSA
  • SuperValu Local Organic Initiative – Emma Rochford, SuperValu

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