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UAS 2015 Arable Conference attracts record crowd
Over 270 people attended the UAS - DARD - UFU Arable Conference held on 13th January at CAFRE Greenmount. There was an impressive line-up of speakers covering a wide range of current topics including the implementation of the new CAP Reforms, current and future arable research in Northern Ireland, soil phosphate management and weed control issues. Leading arable farmers from Co Meath and Co Down shared their thoughts on the way forward.
Ulster Arable Society elects new Chairman (Jan 2015)
After serving his term of two years as Chairman of the Ulster Arable Society Robert Moore has stepped down and James Mathers, General Manager of Whites Speedicook in Tanderagee, as been elected as Chairman. James, from Co Down, studied agriculture at Aberdeen University before taking up a post at Whites. He has moved up the ranks to become general manager, and his successful management of the company has resulted in the expansion of the company which was announced in November 2014.
James Mathers, General Manager, White's (left) with Trevor Lockhart, Chief Executive, Fane Valley Group and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister
County Londonderry arable farmer Richard Kane was elected as Chairman of the Ulster Arable Society for the next two years in succession to James Mathers of Whites Speedicook. Bruce Steele was appointed as the new vice-chairman. Other members of the committee (pictured right) were all re-appointed at the AGM which was held during the Arable Conference.
Richard Kane, on the right, pictured with the outgoing Chairman, James Mathers.
Richard Kane elected as new Ulster Arable Society Chairman (Jan 2017)