Teagasc are holding a series of ‘Let’s Talk Organics’ webinars this spring. These webinars, featuring Teagasc Organic Specialists along with Organic Farmers, will cover various technical aspects of organic farming. They will be of interest to farmers already farming organically, those in conversion, and those thinking of switching to organic production.
The first in the series of webinars takes place Wednesday, 8 February at 7.30pm and will focus on Converting Beef Housing to meet Organic Standards.
Teagasc Organic Specialists Elaine Leavy, Joe Kelleher and Martin Bourke will focus on what organic producers need to do to convert their cattle housing to meet the organic farming standards for beef production. They will be joined on the webinar by Organic Farmers Fergus Hanly from County Limerick and Tadhg and Claire Halpin from County Clare, who will share their experiences of converting beef housing to meet standards required for organic production.
To register for the webinars visit https://www.teagasc.ie/rural-economy/organics/events/
The next webinars in the series are:
- Wednesday, 8th March – Feeding the ewe pre and post lambing in an organic situation
- Wednesday, 5th April – Growing red clover silage to finish beef cattle
Speaking in advance of the Teagasc ‘Let’s Talk Organics’ Webinar Series, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett said, “I am delighted to see Teagasc hosting these webinars which will be a great source of information for all organic farmers be they existing, from our recent record intake of new organic farmers or prospective new applicants who will apply when the scheme reopens in Autumn of this year. This Government has a strong vision for organic farming, and events such as these are invaluable in showing farmers the opportunities that exist in organic farming and providing practical information about what changes if any they will need to make to join the growing number of Irish organic farmers. This will be another successful year for organic farming in Ireland and I encourage all farmers to ensure they are not losing out and consider becoming an organic farmer in 2023.”