Unfortunately it may be the last year farmers get to learn, listen and hear the mistakes at Greenfield Farm Kilkenny, as two of the shareholders seem intent in forcing the farm to close its doors. The Agricultural Trust is opposed to this as it believes there are still considerable learnings farmers can take from this project.

When it was first made public that Glanbia and the landowners wanted to terminate the project, Glanbia chair Martin Keane said: “We feel the project has served its purpose and that now is an appropriate time to bring the project to a close. There’s a new challenge now in addressing issues like labour and sustainability.”