Barry Caslin is Teagasc – Energy and Rural Development Specialist. Prior to joining the specialist service Barry worked for eight years in the advisory service with Teagasc and prior to that worked with Glanbia in Germany in the meat industry. Barry works in the Teagasc Rural Economy Development Programme. He has authored numerous publications on energy use in agriculture including fact sheets, books and newspaper articles. He has organised seminars, workshops and conferences nationally including the annual Energy in Agriculture event organised with other collaborators including IFA, Tipperary Co Council, Tipp Energy Agency and Gurteen College. He is also a Rural Development specialist and coordinates the Teagasc Options programme which aim’s give individuals thinking of diversification a good understanding of how to turn an idea into a viable business. He has a Hons degree in Agricultural Science from UCD and a Masters in Environmental Protection from Sligo IT.