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Options Programme

The Teagasc Options for Farm Families Programme is designed to:

  • Provide new thinking
  • Generate new ideas
  • Generate additional income on and off farm 

The programme consists of a series of workshops covering a wide range of topics. Guest farmers who have successfully diversified will speak at each workshop. Teagasc specialists will also be in attendance to answer questions. Visits to farms with successfully diversified farm enterprises are a vital aspect of the programme. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with local development and training agencies.

Podcast Farm to Fork

In a two part interview finding out about a farm-to-fork enterprise, on the Beef Edge, Jim Ryan of Ryan’s Farm Co. Meath. In part 1 Jim Ryan discusses the key lessons from his successful farm-to-fork enterprise Jim Ryan Farm to Fork Enterprise Part 1

In part 2 the focus on farm to fork with Jim Ryan  is on the system he uses and advice for other farmers considering this enterprise. Farm to Fork Systems Use Part 2

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KT Options Co-ordinators 2024 (PDF)

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Farm Diversification and Options Programme