Organic 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 Advisers, DAFM representatives, the Organic Certification Bodies and of course the farmers themselves are all available on the day to answer questions and give guidance.
A ‘Farm Walk booklet’ is produced for each event, giving details of the operation, the conversion process and the farmers’ plans for the future. Previous Farm Walk booklets are listed below.
Teagasc have held a number of National Organic Conferences, to present findings of organic research and development specific to Ireland. Topics covered have included Managing the Conversion Process, Animal Health Management, Soil Nutrition, Economics of Organics, Organic Processing, Marketing, as well as presenting a number of successful Irish Organic Case Studies.