Agricultural Science Association (ASA) Annual Conference

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) annual conference will take place September 9th at Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.

This years event aims to provide fresh thinking on how to lead Irish agriculture into the future by introducing a range of specialist speakers not currently working within the Irish agrifood sector, alongside industry professionals.

More than 400 delegates at the prestigious event will be addressed by speakers including:

  • Mr. Jack Bobo, Senior vice-president and COO at Intrexon Corporation
  • Dr. Robert Johannson, Chief Economist from the US Department of Agriculture
  • Mr Chris Horseman, Editorial Director, Agra Europe
    Mr. Colm McCarthy, Economist, UCD
  • Ms Nicola McCracken, HR Director and Talent Management, DCC

ASA president Neil Keane said: “The programme for this years conference aims to introduce some fresh thinking from a range of experts not necessarily familiar to the Irish agrifood circuit. The past year has been another year of immense change, challenge and opportunity for the Irish agrifood industry and a new perspective is needed to help the industry to navigate through these challenging times. We are delighted with the calibre of speakers who will attend and look forward to some lively debates and exchanges.”

The conference will host six sessions.

The 2016 ASA conference is supported by FBD, will take place on the 8th (President’s Banquet) and 9th September 2016 (conference) at Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny. For more visit

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