Thursday, October 1, 2009

Teagasc Organic Training Courses

Trevor Sargent TD, Minister for Food and Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today welcomed the publication of Teagasc's schedule of organic farming courses which will commence on October 20th next at 12 locations around the country.

"As announced, it is my intention, subject to the outcome of the estimates process, to re-open the Organic Farming Scheme from 1 January 2010 with revised scheme conditions. These Teagasc FETAC accredited courses fulfil the new requirement of potential applicants for the Organic Farming Scheme to complete an accredited course. The course will also train attendees on how to compile the newly required five-year business plan. I'm delighted that Teagasc have responded so promptly to the needs of potential applicants", said Minister Sargent.

Details of courses:

Introduction to Organic Production LL3508 FETAC Accredited Course
Courses starting week of 20th October.
25 hour course.
€200 per participant
Course Times: 10.00am - 12.30pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm one day per week over 5 weeks.
OCurses will be held in:
Boyle, Killarney, Navan Enniscorthy (from Tuesday 20th October)
Ennis, Mallow, Letterkenny, Moate (from Wednesday 21st October)
Athenry, Clonmel, Ballyhaise College, Portlaoise (from Thursday 22nd October)

Contact the course leaders for further information:

Pat Barry, Teagasc, Moorepark: 087-2138331
Dan Clavin, Teagasc, Athenry: 087-9368506
Elaine Leavy, Teagasc, Grange: 087-9853285
James McDonnell, Teagasc, Oakpark: 087-3293820

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