Creed welcomes 27th European Grassland Federation meeting to Cork

The 27th European Grassland Federation 2018 general meeting will be hosted in Cork from 17th-21st of June next year.

  Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine met the organising committee in Cork recently, and he welcomed the decision to host the event in Ireland, which attracts major interests in European grassland and is a very prestigious event.

  The theme of next year’s event is ‘Sustainable Meat and Milk from grasslands’. The meeting will be organised by Teagasc under the guidance of the European Grassland Federation (EGF).

  The general meeting will start on Sunday, 17th of June and continue to Thursday, 21st of June.  It will involve a number of conference papers, workshops, master classes, visit to the Animal and Grassland Innovation Centre at Teagasc, Moorepark and five separate farm tours. It will attract a wide range of stakeholders across the European grassland sectors. The topic next year will be much focussed on generating more funding streams in sustainable production for grassland and creating more awareness around this area.