Bank of Ireland and Teagasc have joined forces to host an agri seminar in the Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co. Cork. The evening will focus on the future of agriculture in Ireland and specifically in the Cork region. One of the topics which will be discussed on the night is ‘improved production and financial rewards through better grassland management’, while the relevance of business planning when considering farm expansion will also be explored. Guest speakers at the seminar will be Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Padraig French, Head of Dairy Production Research Department at Teagasc and Sean Farrell, Head of Agriculture, Bank of Ireland Business Banking. This event provides an opportunity to get an update from Minister Coveney on the latest National and European political developments relevant to the agricultural sector, to receive free financial and business advice and to learn about Bank of Ireland’s commitment to providing funding to Irish farmers and agri-businesses. According to Sean Farrell, Head of Agriculture in Bank of Ireland Business Banking " We are committed to developing and maintaining long term relationships with our customers and agriculture continues to be one of the real growth areas that we are seeing at this time. We continue to see an increase in the level of funding that we are approving to both new and existing customers. We welcome the opportunity to work with Teagasc and host seminars like this one in Macroom, and are delighted that both Minister Coveney and Dr. French are making the time available to attend and speak at this event." The seminar starts on Monday 23 April at 8 p.m.. Anyone interested in attending can reserve their seat by contacting Geraldine Galvin, Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Macroom on 026 41429 or Michael Healy , Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Wilton on 021 4544488.