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The Horticulture Forum at Balmoral Show 2018

The sun shone brightly over the four days, to celebrate the 150th  anniversary of the RUAS Balmoral Show, held for the sixth year at Balmoral Park on the former Long Kesh prison site. The crowds flocked in, enjoying the good weather after such a long, wet and dreary winter. This was the second year that […]

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The Horticulture Forum at Balmoral Show

In May 2017 Northern Ireland’s Horticulture Forum exhibited at the Balmoral Show for the first time. Forum members were keen to showcase the significant contribution that horticulture makes to Northern Ireland. On entering the Forum’s marquee, many visitors remarked on the wonderful scent of the cut flowers on display. As well as smelling beautiful, locally-grown cut […]

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Horticulture Forum Holds Annual General Meeting

The Horticulture Forum held its Annual General Meeting on 25 January 2016. At the start of the meeting, Seamus McErlean from DARD’s Policy and Economics Division gave a presentation on horticultural statistics. Because of the fragmented nature of the industry and the uniqueness of individual businesses, historically it has been difficult to collate accurate statistics […]

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Horticulture Forum Elects New Office Bearers

Growing a more successful and ambitious horticulture sector is the goal behind the Horticulture Forum.  Led successfully by outgoing Chairman Robin McKee for the past eight years the forum last month appointed new office bearers and embarked on a programme of activity to implement a strategic review drawn up last year that addresses priorities relating to […]

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Minister Meets Horticulture Forum Representatives

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O’Neill today met with a delegation from the Horticulture Forum to discuss the future of the industry. The delegation, led by Horticulture Forum chairman Robin McKee, presented the Minister with a copy of the Forum’s ‘Review and Strategic Priorities for the Development of the Horticulture Industry’. Forum members […]

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