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Organic Demonstration Farm Walks

Teagasc hold regular organic demonstration farm walks throughout the country. These events are an excellent opportunity for anyone considering entering organic production to see first-hand the differences in operating an organic system. Teagasc Advisors, DAFM representatives, the Organic Certification Bodies and of course the farmers themselves are all available on the day to answer questions and give guidance.


Growing Organics Farm Walks

The ‘Growing Organics’ Programme is a five year programme led by Teagasc, and will promote the adoption of best practice at farm level to increase the future viability and sustainability of the Irish organic sector. The results from the activities on the demonstration farms will be made available to all farmers and researchers to significantly improve the data available on different aspects of organic farming.

Organic demonstration farms have been selected throughout the country to illustrate best practice and monitor key financial and environmental metrics. Providing up to date technical advice to organic farmers is a key objective of the National Organic Strategy 2019-2025.

Growing Organics Farm Walks 2024

Wednesday, 1st May | 11am | Dairy & Tillage

Farm of Bill George, Coolanowle Organic Farm, Arles, Co. Laois. Eircode R93 C3K4.

Join us at 11am on Wednesday, 1st May for an Organic Dairy & Tillage Farm Walk on the farm of Bill George, Coolanowle Organic Farm, Arles, Co. Laois, R93 C3K4.

Click here to register for the farm walk!

Bill George is farming Coolanowle Organic Farm in Arles, Co. Laois. This farm began its’ conversion to organic farming in 2001 by Bills father in-law Jimmy Mulhall and has full organic status since 2003. Bill is leasing the farm on a long-term lease since 2016 and the main enterprise on the farm of 118 ha’s is dairying with a mix of tillage crops which are used for growing feed for the dairy herd. Find out more about the walk here


Growing Organics Farm Walks 2023

Farm walks as part of the Growing Organics Programme took place on four farms in 2023. Click on the links below to access the booklets from the farm walks.

Sheep & Cereals

Jason Stanley, Errill, Co. Laois - June

Suckler Finishing

Oliver and Anna Dixon, Athena Organic Farm, Claremorris, Co. Mayo - July

Suckler and Forestry

Eanna Canavan, Clare - October

Suckler

Thomas Kavanagh, Dingle - October


Previous Farm Walks

2022 Organic Farm Walks

2021 Organic Farm Walks

Farm Walks prior to 2022