FARM WOODLAND FORUM 2016 “Farm Woodlands-Education, Research and Policy”

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An invitation to ProSilva Ireland members and friends to this year’s Farm Woodland Forum meeting.

The Forum will be in Ireland and run jointly by AFBI and

Teagasc, with bookings and registration through AFBI. This is an excellent venue. Ballyhaise

is a fine Agricultural College which supplies most of the farm woodland and forestry skills

training in Ireland. It has good examples of various broadleaved woodland blocks and

agroforestry mixed in with 200 ha of grassland – plenty of interest for the field visit. The

second field visit will be to Loughgall in Northern Ireland.


The overall theme is: “Farm Woodlands-Education, Research and Policy”

though we will welcome the usual mix of diverse papers. The College has good teaching, meeting and eating facilities. There is no

accommodation on site but the nearby (4 miles) town of Cavan has good hotels and plenty

of eating/entertainment options.

A special conference rate has been agreed for the Cavan Crystal Hotel.


Venue: Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co Cavan, Ireland

Theme: Farm Woodlands-Education, Research and Policy

Dates: 21st -23rd June 2016


Meeting outline:

Tuesday 21st-

Afternoon: Indoor presentations followed by FWF AGM at the College

Arrive Ballyhaise College , Lunch 1pm.

Evening: Dinner at accommodation in Cavan


Wednesday 22nd

Morning: Presentations (Ballyhaise College), Lunch

Afternoon: Field visits on Ballyhaise College

Evening: Conference Meal, entertainment etc at accommodation in Cavan


Thursday 23rd

Leave accommodation, travel to Loughgall (1 hr 15 mins), Field visits at Loughgall.

Afternoon: Depart for either Dublin or Belfast airports etc (both fairly convenient to

Loughgall)


The organisers would still welcome any papers for presentation. Please contact Jim McAdam

Jim.mcadam@afbini.gov.uk or Ian Short ian.short@teagasc.ie for more details.

Download the Farm Woodland Forum – booking form 2016

Written by prosilvaireland

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