He had served as head of Laois County Executive until February.
Covid-19, CAP, Brexit and the environment are the issues that'll decide who becomes the next South Leinster Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association.
Former Laois County executive chair, Francie Gorman, will go head to head with current Wexford chairman James Kehoe in the coming weeks for the role.
All six hustings will take place online starting on November 23rd, while all voting will take place through postal ballot.
Mr. Gorman - a suckler beef and sheep farmer from Ballinakill believes he can make a difference on key issues: