On behalf of Teagasc Advisory Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal, I would like to welcome you to the Unit website. This website provides you with up to date information on the Regional Unit including our staff, our Advisory Programmes and Services, and our public events and courses. It also has links to other websites maintained by Teagasc.
Our Advisory Programmes provide valuable advice and assistance on the technical, financial and environmental management of farms through farm visits, office consultations, farm walks, discussion groups, Today’s Farm magazine, seminars, conferences and a range of other events. TResearch is Teagasc’s research and innovation magazine. The Summer 2009 issue of TResearch features a special section on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for the Dairy Industry'.
We have streamlined the production and distribution of our technical newsletters. Newsletters covering dairy, beef, sheep and tillage are sent to all our clients monthly. Newsletters covering areas such as forestry, farm management, rural development and the environment are issued periodically. The newsletters are written by our specialists to provide you with expert advice, taking account of the up-to-date conditions and latest developments.
Another recent development is the BETTER farm programme. This is based on the application of up-to-date practical research on farms. In Sligo/Leitrim/ Donegal we currently have three BETTER Farms; two cattle and one hill sheep farm. I believe that over time this will further enhance our transfer of technical, business and environmental knowledge to assist in farm development.
Our Rural Development Programme provides comprehensive advice and assistance on all aspects of on and off farm alternative enterprise development and small business development. Our Adult Training Programme provides a range of courses including the Advanced Certificate in Agriculture (ACA), REPS, IT, Farm Safety, Financial and a number of short Technical courses. Within all Advisory Programmes we provide comprehensive assistance on all Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Schemes and Services.
For a full list of all the services which Teagasc Advisory provides, please see this site or contact us for our Advisory Services brochure.
Regional Manager Sligo/Leitrim/Donegal