Over 650 attended the Women & Agriculture Conference in Killarney on October 17th. The main themes were ‘The Farming Journey’ and ‘Personal Journeys’. Speakers on the day included Matt Dempsey (Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal), Dr.Thia Hennessy (Agriculture Economist, Teagasc), Áine Lawlor (RTE) and Dr. Maureen Gaffney (Psychologist and Broadcaster).
As the Senior Agriculture Manager at Ulster Bank and also a chosen ambassador for women in business, I felt this was a very worthwhile and well structured conference. The conference focused on informing, educating, entertaining and bringing essential and important topics to the audience, which are all relevant to women involved in agriculture. The conference started in 2008 with over 600 attending each year and is now regarded as one of the biggest female conferences taking place in Ireland.