Austin Flavin

Austin Flavin, Teagasc

Austin is from Ardmore, Co. Waterford. He has a strong hurling and farming background. He was reared on a suckling farm and continues to work part-time on the family farm. He has worked with Teagasc for the last 15 years. He started working in dairy and REPS planning in the Teagasc office Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, followed by a dairy position in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick for four years. In 2008 he moved to Mullinavat as a drystock advisor for South Kilkenny. Recently Austin relocated to Dungarvan as a drystock advisor. Austin has a range of experience in positions from dairy, drystock, education and REPS/AEOS/GLAS planning. He has worked with a lot of farms and farmers and believes this has been important to help develop a broad range of knowledge of all farming systems. Austin returned to college part-time in 2009 to complete a degree in Business Studies at WIT. The family farm has always been the backbone of Irish agriculture and Austin believes farmers will have to be business focussed going forward. Austin has been co-opted on to the Council for the 2015/’16 term.