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One year of Teagasc Signpost Webinar Series

This week marks one year of the Teagasc “Signpost Webinar Series” which covers environmental topics. The webinar, today, Thursday 1 April, was about ‘Multispecies Swards - sward and animal performance under reduced nitrogen fertiliser inputs’ with speakers Dr Helen Sheridan and Professor Tommy Boland, UCD providing their insights.

One year of Teagasc Signpost Webinar Series

The Teagasc “Signpost Series” is presented in association with Dairy Sustainability Ireland, Food Drink Ireland Skillnet and the National Rural Network. Since its first episode in the early days of the first lockdown, in April 2020, the series has gone from strength to strength and has broadcast weekly episodes every Friday morning from 9.30-10.30 covering environmental topics such as climate change, biodiversity, soil health, nutrient management and water quality.

The series attracts a weekly attendances in excess of 400, and past webinars can be viewed at https://www.teagasc.ie/corporate-events/sustainable-agriculture-webinars/

Along with the topics and speakers for upcoming webinars. While the series is aimed at agri-professionals it has built up quite a diverse following of those interested in improving the environmental outcomes for agriculture. 

Pat Murphy, Head of Environment Knowledge Transfer at Teagasc, said that the Signpost Series has demonstrated the interest that is there in improving the sustainability of Irish agriculture.  We are delighted that we have had the opportunity to shine a light on a diverse range of issues to our loyal audience.  The contribution of our partners, Dairy Sustainability Ireland, National Rural Network and Skillnet Ireland has been instrumental in the success of the venture.

Mark Gibson, host of the Teagasc Signpost Series said: “To mark the first anniversary of the series, we are delighted to announce that the webinars are now also available to listen to as Podcast. We are truly heartened by the response we have received to the series. I want to thank all of our speakers and the excellent engagement we continue to have with our audiences.”

You can register for the Signpost Series for free at www.teagasc.ie/sustainableagriculture and tune in every Friday morning for the one hour webinar at 9.30am. All of the webinars are recorded and available to view on the Teagasc website.  The Signpost Podcast Series is available on all popular podcast platforms.