GLAS Training Courses
By Sean Doorley
Teagasc Advisors have organized courses for the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-environmental Scheme (GLAS) in each Teagasc office. Your local office will be inviting Teagasc clients to a course in the next few weeks. All participants in GLAS 1 and 2 must attend the course before 31 December 2017. The six hour course is delivered over one day with a combination of an indoor session and an outdoor session on a demonstration farm. Clients will receive a letter from Teagasc and invitees must confirm their attendance. Herd owners must attend themselves. Nominees may be granted in exceptional circumstances e.g. medical illness. Prior approval for a nominee must be obtained from the GLAS Training Section prior to the course commencement. Training courses are subject to inspection by Department Of Agriculture Officials. Each participant who fully completes the six hours training will receive a payment of €158 at the end of the course.
Teagasc provides a Local Advisory and Education service to farmers. They have offices based in Longford Town (Tel: 043 3341021), Roscommon Town (Tel: 090 6626166), and Castlerea (Tel: 094 9620160) find us online at #TeagascRNLD