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Farm Business Options Webinar - Enterprising and Sustainable Energy Communities in Louth and Kerry

Event Time 11am
Venue Online
A weekly webinar, ‘Farm Business Options’, will feature news, views and interviews on current topics relevant to farm business diversification in Irish Agriculture.

Diversifying into non-farming business ventures is now almost an essential for farmers who want to secure their financial survival. This webinar will focus on the key steps involved in farm diversification. Find out what kind of farm enterprises have been established and how they did it successfully.

There is a growing interest in rural participation in various energy communities programmes. Hear about getting to understand your energy use and reducing on farm energy costs along with some lesser known opportunities available to help finance them. Hear how dairy farmers in West Kerry plan to reduce their energy costs and generate renewable electricity. 

Kevin O'Sullivan, Teagasc will also give an insight into ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, which is part of an InterReg IV project.

Moderator: Barry Caslin, Teagasc Energy & Rural Development Specialist
Gerry Reaburn, Rural Community Development Specialist and Renewable Energy Researcher
Deirdre de BhailísDingle Creativity and Innovation Hub Manager
Kevin O’Sullivan, Teagasc Kerry/Limerick Advisor