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MAY 2019
Business News
www.irishfarmersmonthly.com
Two new
board
members for
AHI
With the approval of the
Minister of Agriculture,
Food and the Marine,
AHI has announced the
appointment of two new
members to its Board.
Roisin Hennerty,
Managing Director
of Ornua Global
Foods Division and
John Malone, former
Secretary General of
the Department of
Agriculture, Food and the
Marine have joined the
AHI Board.
Commenting on
the announcement,
Chairman of the AHI,
Mike Magan, said: "I am
delighted to welcome the
appointment of Roisin
Hennerty and John
Malone to the Board
and he looked forward
to working with them as
AHI continues to grow
and develop. Roisin and
John will each bring their
own expertise to the role
of Board member and
this experience will be
invaluable as AHI enters a
new phase of growth".
Mike Magan also gave
praise to the two retiring
members; Joe Collins
and Robin Talbot. "Joe
and Robin have been
on the Board of AHI
since it was launched
in 2009 and, over that
10-year period, their
contribution, enthusiasm
and dedication to their
role as Board members
has benefitted the
organisation enormously
and I would like to thank
them both sincerely for
their involvement."
Organic growth in Germany
Organic dairy co-op, The Little
Milk Company, has collaborated
with Cashel Farmhouse
Cheesemakers to launch Cashel
Blue Bio (Organic) in 130 stores
across Germany. With the
assistance of Bord Bia's (the Irish
Food Board) German o ce,
Cashel Blue Bio, produced
using milk from The Little Milk
Company's 18 organic dairy
farms, will be listed by organic
retailer, denn's Biomarkt. The
Little Milk Company has an
ongoing partnership with
denn's Biomarkt for its private-
label Irish cheddar.
Pictured at denn's Biomarkt in Nuremberg are Sinead
Kennedy, Little Milk Company marketing advisor; Conor
Mulhall, CEO of The Little Milk Company; and Andrew Doyle
Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.
Microso partner with Teagasc to digitise
rural economies
Microsoft, in partnership with Teagasc, recently launched an innovative Airband solution
to digitise rural economies. The initiative aims to provide connectivity over the last mile
and to enable the farming community to benefit from emerging technologies. Microsoft
and Teagasc signed a Memorandum of Undertaking seeking to promote connectivity
and advance rural development through technology. The partnership will see the launch
of a pilot Airband initiative in Ballyhaise, Cavan. The signing took place at Ballyhaise
Agricultural College, Co. Cavan, and was attended by: European Commissioner for
Agriculture and Regional Development, Phil Hogan; Cathriona Hallahan, Managing
Director of Microsoft Ireland; and Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc.
Teagasc student, Killian Faulkner; Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland; Gerry Boyle,
Director of Teagasc; The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan; and
Teagasc student Noel Prunty in Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Cavan after the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) which will see the roll out of a pilot Airband rural broadband initiative to help address
rural connectivity.
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