Prof. Cornelius Traas

Con Traas is an active apple and fruit grower, with a business based near Cahir in Co. Tipperary. He also owns and runs a farm-based juice and drinks manufacturing business at the same location. In addition to his business interests, Con lectures part-time in University of Limerick, where he has a small research programme focused on apple research.

He is a working group member of the International Society for Horticultural Science, and also a member of the International Fruit Tree Association. He has served as an external examiner (WIT, ITB, UCC), was a board member of Safefood, was on the Bord Bia Quality Board, and sits on the Bord Bia Horticulture Board. He is Chair of the Irish Apple Growers Association and the Tipperary Food Producers Network