The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Irish Natura Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) will be held virtually via the zoom platform on Friday, November 27 at 4:00pm.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue and Professor Alice Stanton of Devenish Foods will be the keynote speakers at the meeting.

Members who wish to attend must register for the AGM in advance.

History of the INHFA

The INHFA was established in February 2015 to represent farmers on hill-designated and environmentally-valuable land.

The organisation aims to keep the family farm viable and ensure the farming way of life that has evolved in such designated regions, is valued from both an agricultural and environmental point of view.

It’s a nationwide organisation that aims to highlight the challenges faced by farmers in the more marginalised areas of the country.

INHFA issues

Recently the association hardened its position in relation to its dispute within the Beef Market Taskforce because of what it said has been the non-delivery on the commitment to develop a suckler brand.

The INHFA also registered an opposition to the protected geographical indicator (PGI) for Irish grass-fed beef.

The association also worked with Bord Bia and the Kepak Group to develop a market for light lamb.