Local Enterprise Week 2021kicks off on Monday 1 March with an array of virtual events and workshops taking place throughout the week.

This week’s events cover topics, which will help every business face the ongoing trials of the COVID-19 pandemic; and challenges far beyond.

On Wednesday 3 March, the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) for south Cork will host the annual AgriTech Revolution in Farming and Food event. This interactive conference is dedicated to innovation in the agriculture industry and open to viewers nationwide.

Running from 9.30am-2pm, the forum will examine the multiple ways in which agri tech has transformed farming over the years and how it continues to help our sector thrive.

As expected, this year's AgriTech conference is taking place online, with speakers set to vitually explore an array of topics including; technology and sustainability, agriculture and export, and how you can support local food producers through technology.

Making the most of the pandemic

The agriculture and food-focused sessions will tackle how the global pandemic has increased agri tech engagement.

Hear answers from Kieran Feeney, of Herdeye, and John Garvey, co-founder of FarmHedge, on how agriculture and food companies can use technology to communicate and trade with their customers.

Viewers will also hear from Jack Crotty of NeighbourFood, a platform for supporting local producers. And finally, Barbara Bray of ALO Solutions will share her experience and expertise.


Looking at the coupling of agri tech and sustainability, Michéal McInerney of StrongBo, Fiona Brennan of Teagasc and Laura Kane of UCC will lead a panel discussion.

Delving into agri tech and export opportunities, Conor Mulhall of The Little Milk Company will explore food export opportunities with specialists from Enterprise Ireland.

And last, but certainly not least, Aidan Connolly of AgriTech Capital will close the conference.

Book your place on this free event here

Find the full line-up of free events for Local Enterprise Week 2021 by visiting the Local Enterprise website.

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