Agricultural journalists elect president

The new president of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists is Michael Miley, the former head of public relations at Teagasc.

He succeeds David Markey, the current world president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

Irish Farmers’ Journal news editor Pat O’Keeffe, a native of Ballynoe, Co Cork, was elected chairman of the guild’s southern section.

Connacht Gold chief executive Aaron Forde, addressing Guild members prior to their annual general meetings in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, said the dairy sector is not a sunset or twilight industry but is strong and indigenous, employing a lot of people and operating in a tough economic environment.

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