First-ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference


The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is staging its first ever Women in Agri Contracting Conference (WIAC) at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wednesday, 17 October.

The aim of the event is to provide some practical information and a useful networking opportunity for women in the sector, which 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. 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as places are limited.

FCI Press Release: FCI 16/18