Matt Ryan has been awarded the Irish Grassland Association's Lifetime Merit
Matt Ryan, dairy consultant and long-time contributor to the Irish Farmers Monthly, has received the Irish Grassland Association's Lifetime Merit Award for services to Irish grassland farming. The Award was presented to Matt at a special dinner in Cork on the eve of the IGA Dairy Summer Tour.
Matt Ryan spent much of his early career with Teagasc, culminating in his appointment as Dairy Programme Manager. It was in that role that Matt drove the Discussion Group model as the ideal way to transfer information and grass management skills to farmers. Since his Teagasc career concluded it is no surprise that Matt continues to work at what he loves – driving dairy farm productivity and encouraging a decent work/life balance amongst his clients in his job as a dairy consultant. His own work/life balance still includes finding time for hurling and rugby matches among a range of other interests.