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Farm Business Options Webinar Series

A new weekly Teagasc webinar called ‘Farm Business Options will feature news, views and interviews on current topics relevant to farm business diversification in Irish Agriculture. Farm Business Options will be hosted by Teagasc ConnectEd and live-streamed through Zoom. 

Farm Business Options will be broadcast live from 11:00am to 12:00 noon every Tuesday from October 13th 2020. The Series will be presented by Barry Caslin, Teagasc Energy & Rural Development Specialist who will be joined by guest presenters focusing on various topics of interest weekly and there will also be an opportunity for registered participants to ask questions. 

Participation is free. However registration is essential prior to each webinar.

DateTopicPanellist (s)
Tuesday, 3rd November
11am – 12noon 

Insurance around farm diversifications
Insurance tips for new farm enterprises and diversifications.
Farm insurance covers the policyholder only for the business of farming, so the first rule on diversifying is to inform your insurer or broker of any changes or plans to move away from straight farming activities on your land or in your buildings

Stewart Gavin & Ciaran Roche,
FBD Insurance

Graham Kenny,
Bike Park Ireland

Previous Webinars
Tuesday, 13th October

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH)
The SSRH presents an opportunity for commercial and industrial heat users to meet their heating demands with renewable sources of heat, and to meet the costs of same with government assistance.

Ray Langton, 
SSRH Programme Manager, SEAI

Sean Finan, 
CEO, Irish Bioenergy Association (Irbea)

Tuesday, 20th October

Steps towards an on farm diversification
This webinar focused on the common mistakes and key points to consider when starting a farm diversification enterprise.

Allen McAdam
CEO, MCA Consulting

Tuesday, 27th October

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) – Questions for solar developers
Land owners are currently been approached by solar developers to sign option and lease agreements for solar or wind projects. This webinar focused on the do’s and dont’s of such agreements.

James McDonnell,
Teagasc Farm Management Specialist

James Staines,
Principal of Staines Law

Declan McEvoy, 
Head of Tax, IFAC