FCI to stage first-ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference

10/10/2018 Education
FCI to stage first-ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference

FCI to stage first-ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference


 

 


 

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI), the national association representing Agricultural/Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland, is staging its first ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference (WIAC) at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wednesday, 17 October from 2pm until 5.30pm.


 

 


 

The aim of the event is to provide some practical information and a useful networking opportunity for women in the sector. The free entry WIAC Conference is being supported by AIB Bank Finance & Leasing and JMC Parts. Those interested in attending are required to pre-register by emailing info@farmcontractors.ie in order to ensure a place as the there is a limit of 50 places.


 

 


 

Contractor associations across Europe provide similar networking opportunities for Women in Agri Contracting in countries such as Denmark, Germany and Holland. FCI is looking forward to providing an interesting and informative event for all of the women who play such a vital role in the running of these important rural-based agribusinesses, where the farm contracting sector nationally has a turnover of more €700 million.


 

 


 

Richard White, National Chairman, Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) said, “Through our connections with CEETTAR, the European Contractors Association, we have seen at first hand the success of annual conferences for the women who play an important role in the supporting the work of their families who provide a vital agricultural and forestry contractor service for thousands of Irish farmers.


 

 


 

“We are urging all women working in the sector to support the event so as to benefit from the unique networking opportunities that come from meeting with other women who understand what farm & forestry contracting is about,” he added.


 

 


 

ENDS


 

 




FCI Press Release: FCI 16/18

 

 


 

 


 

For more information contact:


 

Michael Moroney,


 

Chief Executive, Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI)


 

 


 

Tel: 087-7551111                                            Email: info@farmcontractors.ie


 

 


 

Editor Note: The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is the sole democratic organisation representing land-based Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland. A Farm or Forestry Contractor is a sole trader or business entity that provides land-based farm & forestry mechanization services to farming, forestry and amenity businesses, using skilled operators and the latest state-of-the-art farm equipment. Their modern equipment achieves economies of scale for Irish farming that can deliver practical and sustainable efficiencies to allow Irish farmers and the Irish food and timber industry to be a world leading, and competitive quality producer.


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