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Thomas Cooke Appointed To Teagasc Board

Mr Thomas Cooke

Mr Thomas Cooke, a Tipperary Dairy and Beef farmer has been appointed to the board of Teagasc by the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Simon Coveney TD.

Mr Cooke is based in Renaghmore, Grange Barna, Thurles, Co Tipperary, and is also a member of the National Council of ICMSA and a former chairman of the ICMSA’s dairy and rural development committees.

Currently Mr Cooke is Chairman and founding member of the Irish Wind Farmers’ Cooperative Society (Meitheal na Gaoithe). Active in many other community organisations, he is Chairperson of Barrow Nore Suir Rural Development Ltd.  Thomas is also the ICMSA spokesman on renewable energy and represents the independent wind energy development sector on the government sponsored “Renewable Energy Development Group,” which is a national body with advisory functions to government on the renewable industry generally.

Thomas also owns the company Biogas Environmental Tipperary East Ltd – B.E.T.E. and he is currently in the process of developing a biogas plant on his farm.

Mr Cooke will replace outgoing Mr Joe Fitzgerald on the board.

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