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Roscommon / Longford Advisory Region

On behalf of Teagasc I would like to welcome you to the Roscommon Longford Advisory Region section of the Teagasc website. This section gives you full up to date information on our Region including our staff, advisory Programme and Services, including our educational programmes. It has links to local and public events and courses. There are also links to other sections within Teagasc. Our advisors have the back up of Teagasc Research and through an in service training programme delivered by Teagasc specialists, are kept fully briefed on all new emerging technologies relating to farming.


Download the Roscommon/Longford (pdf) 2021 regional review

Our offices are situated in Longford, Roscommon and Castlerea. There are 15 advisers supported by an administrative team of 6. Specialist advice is available in all the main farming enterprises. We service approximately 3,000 clients in the Region. Our advisers host 36 discussion groups facilitating over 600 farmers in beef, sheep and dairy enterprises.


We provide a comprehensive range of advisory services:

  • One to one advice to farmer clients
  • Farm visits
  • Office and telephone consultations
  • Discussion groups for dairy, beef and sheep farmers
  • Access to Future Beef farms, Dairy BEEF500 farm, and Signpost farms in the Region
  • Events – farm walks, seminars, open days
  • Monthly Newsletters and bi-monthly Todays Farm magazine
  • Scheme application and support
    • BISS, CRISS ECO & ANC assistance and advice
    • Facilitate ACRES, TAMS 3, SCEP, BWS, KT, SIS and other schemes as required

In the Region we also offer options for educational progression, leading to a QQI Level 6 Specific Purpose Award in Farm Administration (the ‘Green Cert’):

  • Part time course in Certificate in Agriculture Level 5 & Level 6 Specific Purpose Award in Farm Administration (the ‘Green Cert’).
  • Distance Education course; open to non-agriculture award holders (level 6 or higher) leading to Level 6 Specific Purpose Award in Farm Administration (the ‘Green Cert’).

Other short courses are delivered on demand:

  • Cross compliance courses
  • ACRES courses
  • Organic farming courses
  • Options courses
  • Farm Forestry
  • Financial/ICT training for groups


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Public Relations:

Teagasc Roscommon/Longford can be found on Social media, Local Radio and Local Press. We hold webinars in the Autumn & Spring for each farming enterprise in the Region #RNLDwebinars

For a full list of services available from Teagasc Advisory, please look through this site or contact me or any of the staff in the Region.

Tom Kellegher Regional manager, Roscommon Longford Region.

Roscommon/Longford staff June 2017