Rural dwellers establish new enterprises to improve their income, provide employment for family and utilise available resources. Teagasc provide training and advisory services to promote and sustain a range of enterprise development in rural areas. Specialist advisers provide start-up training for those establishing new enterprises and training and advice for those who are up and running.
The Options Programme is designed to assist farm families in looking at all options for growing farm profit and other possibilities for the future. Some 14,000 farm families have availed of guidance from this free Programme
These Diversification Factsheets are intended as a starting point for the farmer who may be interested in diversifying. Each fact sheet gives a general introduction to the topic, outlining the market and important requirements
The establishment of a small business requires skills in business planning and development. Teagasc can help you in developing your farm business through our knowledge and experience base.
- Expand Your Horizons – Countrywide information meetings on funding, training and supports in rural areas – end Jan to mid-March: Expand Your Horizons evening seminars
- Rural Development Newsletter February 2017
Rural Tourism Booklet
The Teagasc Rural Tourism booklet is designed to quickly provide answers for readers seeking information on any aspect of rural tourism development opportunities.
Teagasc Rural Tourism Booklet (PDF, 5.6MB)