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Previous Let's Talk Organics Webinars


Wednesday, 30 March | 7:30pm

Direct Selling of Organic Produce 

On Wednesday, 30th March, Joe Kelleher, Teagasc Organic Specialist hosted the sixth in a series of Organic Webinars which explored the direct selling of organic produce. Joe was joined by Barry Caslin, Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc; Ollie & Esther O’Brien, Cúlbhac Farm, Newport, Co. Tipperary; and Clive Bright, Rare Ruminare, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.

Topics covered on the night included:

  • Supporting Direct Selling of Organic Produce (PDF)
    Barry Caslin, Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc
  • Direct selling organic eggs and beef
    Ollie & Esther O’Brien, Cúlbhac Farm, Newport, Co. Tipperary
  • Direct selling organic beef
    Clive Bright, Rare Ruminare, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

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Wednesday, 23 February | 7:30pm

Applying for the 2022 Organic Farming Scheme 

On Wednesday, 23 February, Glen Corbett, Teagasc Advisor hosted the fifth in a series of Autumn Organic Webinars which gave an insight into applying for the 2022 Organic Farming Scheme. Glenn was joined by Kevin Mc Geever, Organic Unit, Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine (DAFM); Elaine Leavy and Joe Kelleher, Teagasc Organic Specialists.

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Local webinars - Is organic farming an option for your farm?

These webinars will take place as follows: 


Previous Webinars


Opportunities for Organic Horticultural Growers

On Wednesday, 26 January, 2022 Joe Kelleher and Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic Specialists hosted the fourth in a series of Autumn Organic Webinars. They were joined by Eoin Sweetman, Teagasc; Padraig Fahy, Beechlawn Organics and Gillian Westbrook, IOA to explore the opportunities available to organic horticultural growers.

Organic fruit and vegetables are the main consumer entry point for purchasing organic produce, and continue to be the area of shortest supply in the organic sector, with most produce imported.

Topics covered on the night included:


Are you considering converting to Organic Farming? 

On Wednesday, 24 November, 2022 Joe Kelleher and Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic Specialists hosted the third in a series of Autumn Organic Webinars which gave an insight into converting to organic farming. They were also joined by two farmers who recently converted to organic farming.

Elaine and Joe were joined by two recent converts to organic farming, Colman Deely and Jim Hogan who gave an insight into why they decided to convert to organic farming, the changes they have made to their farming systems and their farm plans for the future. Elaine also gave an overview of the steps to organic conversion.

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  • Colman Deely - My farm (PDF)
    Colman Deely, Killeedy, Co. Limerick - Recently converted to organic dairy farming
  • My story - Jim Hogan (PDF)
    Jim Hogan, Rathrush, Rathoe, Co. Carlow - In conversion to organic beef, cereals and sheep farming

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Options for Organic Tillage Growers 

On Wednesday, 27th October 2021, Elaine Leavy and Joe Kelleher, Teagasc Organic Specialists hosted the second in a series of Autumn Organic Webinars which focused on options for organic tillage growers. Elaine and Joe were joined by James & Johnny Flavahan, Flahavans; Brian O Regan, Irish Organic Feeds; Ross Jackson, Lacka Organic Lamb; and Micheál Rafferty, Irish Organic Mill Ltd.

A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar.

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The role of multi species swards on Irish organic farms 

On Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, Joe Kelleher and Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic Specialists were joined by Thomas Moloney, DLF and Kevin O’Hanlon, Organic dairy farmer for the first in a series of Autumn Organic Webinars which focused on the role of multi species swards on Irish organic farms.

A questions and answers session took place at the end of the webinar.

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