Organics eNewsletter - Summer 2022
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Is Organics an option for you?
There are Six Steps you need to follow if you are considering converting to Organic Farming
Step 1 - Consider - Is Organics an Option?
Step 2 - Investigate
Step 3 - Choose an Organic Certification Body and Register as an Organic Operator
Step 4 - Apply to join the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)
Step 5 - Complete an Approved Training Course
Step 6 - Complete the Conversion Period
We have collated a number of FAQs to help you with your decision
- Is organic farming profitable?
- What schemes and grant aids are available?
- How do I know if I am prepared to become an organic farmer?
Organic Tillage Farmer, Pat Booth, Stradbally, Co. Laois
A lot of people ask, what are the markets for organic crops? We caught up recently with Pat Booth, organic farmer in Co. Laois, who is supplying barley to Waterford Distillery and oats to Flahavans
Teagasc, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and organic organisations invite all farmers and members of the public to see organic farming in practice. Meet and speak with the producers and sector’s experts at a nationwide series of Organic Farm Walks taking place this summer.
Seamus Howard - Organic Dairy Farming
Seamus farms 55.4Ha (137acres) of utilisable land on the edge of the Burren in Kilnaboy, Co. Clare. Seamus’ late father, James, was one of the first organic farmers in the country having commenced organic farming in 1985. He supplied milk and cheese from his 16 cows to the shops and restaurants of the Aillwee caves. When Glenisk started processing organic milk in the mid-nineties, James Howard became one of their first suppliers and Seamus continues to supply milk to them to this day. Read more about Seamus Howard's organic dairy farm
Ross & Amy Jackson - Organic Cereals & Sheep Farming
The Jackson farm entered conversion in 2015 with full organic status for the land and produce being achieved in 2017. On the farm today is a cereal enterprise of malting barley and oats, and a sheep enterprise of approx. 145 breeding females. Read more about the Jackson organic farm
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