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National Ploughing Championships, 22-24 September 2015, Ratheniska, Co. Laois

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The European Parliament will once again be present at this year's National Ploughing Championships, which take place from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 September at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois.  We will be available to assist you with questions on EU policies, your rights as a European citizen and all topics of EU interest. Experts in the field of the Common Agricultural Policy will also be on hand.  The European Parliament looks forward to seeing you at Stand 429, row 25, block 3.

Two EU funded research projects will be showcased: SMARTAGRIFOOD2 - developing a new generation of smart agriculture Apps which focus on solving real problems that could revolutionise the farm!  And TRADEIT showcasing emerging technologies relevant to SME food producers with information on what geographical protection/designation is all about and how to obtain it.  See what the EU's European Year of Development (EYD2015) means to the poorest in the World.

Taste the finest Irish apples!  Try out the energy bike and see the light!  Test your knowledge of the EU and win useful prizes.  Find out about our special programmes for schools and how you could be on your way to Strasbourg to be an MEP for a day.

The European Parliament looks forward to seeing you at the EU stand (no.429, row 25, block 3)