Launch Of UCD’s Big Red Shed At National Ploughing Championships 2017

Agri Aware, the Irish agri-food educational body in collaboration with UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, invite you to the launch of its “Big Red Shed” at the National Ploughing Championships. The big red shed will be home to a host of events throughout the 3 days with panel discussions featuring MC’s Marty Morrissey and Damien O’Reilly, cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs Sharon Hearne-Smith and Edward Hayden, as well as sensory analysis sessions with a host of staff from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Activities will kick off at 10.30am on Tuesday 19th of September at the Big Red Shed, Row 12, stand 284 with our first panel discussion:

 “From Pitch to Plate” with MC Marty Morrissey

Panellists:

  • John Heslin, Westmeath footballer
  • Niamh Bambrick, Kilkenny camogie player
  • Waterford hurler Shane Fives
  • Roscommon Footballer Sean Mulooly

The discussion will focus on the player’s commitment to GAA and farming. They will discuss everything from juggling farming and training to nutrition.

What: Agri Aware’s and UCD’s Big Red Shed at the National Ploughing Championships 2017 “Pitch to Plate” panel discussion

By: Marty Morrissey, Broadcaster and panellists as above

Where: Row 12, stand 284, National Ploughing Championships, Screggan, Co. Offaly

When: Tuesday 19th September at 10.30am

 

 About Agri Aware:  Agri Aware, the independent farming and agri-food educational body, is a charitable trust whose mission is to improve the image and understanding of agriculture, farming and the food industry among the general public. To convey the importance of the agri-food industry among the general public, Agri Aware delivers high impact educational and public awareness initiatives and projects for students and the general public.
The Big Red Shed: Agri Aware’s  presence at the National Ploughing Championships is part of a year-long campaign entitled ‘My land, your land – Ireland’ an innovative and original educational, information and communication campaign aimed at creating an awareness and understanding among the general public and farmers about the importance of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in delivering safe, quality and traceable food that is affordable for consumers, in addition to the highest welfare and environmental standards and clean rivers and lakes. CAP also ensures the sustainable management of our natural resources and the development of our rural areas.
The Agri Aware stand will also host a range of butter discos and milk races for visitors to enjoy as well as a photobooth for the all important selfies!
Full schedule of events at the Big Red Shed, Row 12, stand 284
Tuesday 19th Sept 
10.30am “From pitch to plate” panel with MC Marty Morrissey and a host of GAA stars
12 noon Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Sharon-Hearne Smith
2.30pm Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Sharon-Hearne Smith
3.30pm Behind the bread with Dr. Amalia Scannell, UCD- School of Agriculture and Food Science Sensory Analysis
Wednesday 20th Sept 
10.30am “Looking to the leaders” panel with MC Damien O’Reilly and a host of agri-food industry leaders including ASA President Derrie Dillon and Dairymaster CEO, Dr. Edmond Harty
12 noon Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Edward Hayden
2.30pm Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Edward Hayden
3.30pm Sensory Analysis Workshop UCD- School of Agriculture and Food Science
Thursday 21st Sept 
10.30am “Food Facts to beat the fads” panel with MC Dr. Karina Pierce, UCD and a host of industry experts
12 noon Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Sharon-Hearne Smith
2.30pm Cookery demo with Celebrity Chef Sharon-Hearne Smith
3.30pm Sensory Analysis Workshop UCD- School of Agriculture and Food Science

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