The National Ploughing Association (NPA) and Bank of Ireland (BoI) have launched a promotional brochure giving details of the upcoming 85th National Ploughing Championships taking place from September 20-22 in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. The brochure is available in BoI's 280 nationwide branches.
The Inaugural IUFoST Global Food Summit – Global Strategies for Sustainability of Future Food Systems, has commenced in the RDS, Dublin. It is taking place in conjunction with the 18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has welcomed the launch of the second year of Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups (ACORNS), a six-month part-time development programme for aspiring rural female entrepreneurs.
Minister Creed said: "I am pleased to announce the second year of this very effective programme. Job creation is a priority for this Government and an important focus of Food Wise 2025. The success of last year’s programme shows what a difference mentoring and peer learning can make to rural women in developing their new business ideas.”