Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group Scheme 2020
Knowledge transfer groups are a well-established method of sharing knowledge and best practice. They provide participants with the essential tools to mobilise their valuable timber resource and help to maximise the income from their holding.
Forestry KTGs are for private forest owners seeking additional knowledge and enabling them to know when and how to carry out forest management activities in a safe manner. KTGs are peer-to-peer discussion groups led by a professional forester and will encourage participants to engage with forestry groups and professionals.
Discussions will incorporate both classroom-style learning as well as forest visits. Most groups will commence early September.
The Forestry Knowledge Transfer Scheme is funded and coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
KTG participation and payments
Each KTG can have a maximum of 20 participants. Each participant will need to attend 7 meetings or outdoor events in order to complete the programme. Participants who have not taken part in a Forestry KT Group in the previous three years are eligible to take part this year.
KTG payments are broken down as follows:
- Each KTG participant will receive €70 per meeting attended
- Each KTG organiser will receive €6,500 per KTG organised
A total of 7 meetings and events will be organised per KTG. The maximum payment to each participant is €490.