4. The Story of Oats.

In this episode, we’ll discuss oats – which many of us eat as porridge for our breakfast each morning – as part of a wider look at the past, present, and potentially exciting future of tillage farming in Ireland.

Michael Wallace, Prof of Agriculture and Food Economics will outline the economic importance of tillage farming to Irish farming generally, and why it is important that a thriving,

tillage sector is maintained and grown in Ireland.

Prof Fiona Doohan, a crop scientist at the School of Biology and Environmental Science tells us the story of oats, as an example of an important tillage crop that has potential in Ireland, from an organic oat farm near her home in County Donegal.

We’ll also have a regular slot with Julie Dowsett from the School of Agricultural and Food Science