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Dunhill conference to focus on creating jobs in rural areas
 
On Monday next 15th April, Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd, in association with Waterford County Council and the Irish Institute, Boston College will host a timely conference on the theme of how agriculture can create jobs in rural areas.
 
An impressive line-up of speakers has been assembled with a view to formulating a collective response to the challenge of rural economic development in a difficult economic climate.
 
Scott Daugherty, the Commissioner for Small Business for the State of North Carolina will be highlighting how a rural economy has re-invented itself as one of the leading entrepreneurial areas in the USA; other speakers will put forward the views of the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and the Irish Farmers Association. Suzanne O’Brien from Mayo’s Gourmet Greenway will speak on how local food businesses can capitalise on local recreational facilities. Local companies will be represented by John Flahavan from the multi-award winning Flahavans, based in Kilmacthomas, while Seán Molloy will be bringing lessons from Glanbia’s international experience to the proceedings.
 
“This conference will be of interest to a wide variety of organisations and individuals… from those interested in the future of agriculture, to entrepreneurs in rural areas who are looking for new ideas to policy-makers who are looking for innovative and cost-effective solutions to rural decline”, according to one of the conference organisers, Fearghal Reidy, Economic Development Officer with Waterford County Council.
 
Entrance to the Conference is free but anyone interested in attending must register in advance at 051-396934 or email: economic@waterfordcoco.ie.
Full conference brochure at: http://www.waterfordcoco.ie/en/media/investinwaterford/JobsCon'12Prog1%204.pdf
 
 
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Further information:
Don Tuohy, Waterford County Council
058/20851
dtuohy@waterfordcoco.ie