Bill O'Keeffe Nuffield Scholar 2010

Report Name

What are the Most Critical Business Concepts for Growth in Irish Agriculture Today?

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Location:

Co Cork

Email:

bill@saturnfarms.ie

Biography

Bill O’Keeffe is a co-founder of Saturn Farms. In 2015, Bill & his wife Audrey partnered with Eoghan O Dwyer to form Saturn Farms. After completing his Green Cert in Kildalton College, Bill travelled to New Zealand to complete his work experience. In 1998 he returned home and leased the family farm from his parents to become the sixth generation of O’Keeffe’s to farm in Conna.

Since then, Bill has grown from farming 150 acres, milking 100 cows with one person employed to co-founding Saturn Farms and now milking over 1,000 cows with a team of 14 in 2018. From 2012 to 2016 Bill was Chairman of Nuffield Ireland and also board member of Nuffield International.

On his Nuffield scholarship, Bill participated on the global focus programme and travelled for 5 months, and visited the United States, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Ukraine, Turkey, Bahrain, India, Malaysia and Australia.