Waterford was the venue for the ASA conference last month with over 350 attending the annual banquet.
The guest speaker was Pat Spillane. Peter Bolger the 62nd President of the ASA handed over the Presidency at the AGM to Sean Farrell.
He succeeds Peter Bolger, whose term of office expired at the ASA annual general meeting on September 13.
From a drystock farm in Longford, Sean is a graduate in agricultural science from UCD. He started his career as regional development officer with the IFA before joining ACCBank as regional agri-business manager in 2002. He was appointed national agriculture manager with ACCBank in 2010 and moved to his current position as head of agriculture with Bank of Ireland in 2011.