ITLUS Winter conference and Annual General Meeting 2022

The Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) 2022 Winter Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Thursday 1 December in the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy, Co Kildare.

The theme of the event is “Managing Risk, Volatility and Policy Changes in 2023” and the full programme is attached. There is an excellent line up of topics and speakers and there will be an opportunity to ask questions on the day.

The fee for the conference, which is payable on entry, is €50 (free for student members). This includes tea and coffee on arrival, and a three course lunch. If you know a non-member who would also like to attend, they are welcome to do so. The fee for non-members is €80 (student non-members €10). If you are planning to attend and have any specific dietary requirements, please let me know.

If you wish to attend the conference, please send an email to Please reply before Friday 25 November 2022 so that we can finalise our catering arrangements. It promises to be a very interesting day, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Managing Risk, Volatility and Policy Changes in 2023


9.15 am Registration, tea and coffee

9.45 am President’s Address

Clive Carter, Honorary President ITLUS.

10.15 am ITLUS ‘Grain for Ukraine’ appeal – donation to the Irish Red Cross

Charlie Lamson, Head of Fundraising, Irish Red Cross

10.30 am Nitrogen use efficiency, including foliar nitrogen applications

Gareth Culligan, farmer from Co. Louth

Andrew O’Regan, Waterford Institute of Technology

12.00pm Managing risk – crop trading options

Rory Deverell, Risk Manager STONEX

1.00 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Direction of future policies for tillage farmers

Bill Callanan, Chief Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Ciaran Hickey, Teagasc

3.30 pm Panel discussion on future policies

4.30 pm Society AGM

5.00 pm Conference closes


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