ICSA Organics chair Fergal Byrne will host a Teagasc Organics Demonstration Farm Walk on his farm in Calverstown Little, Co Kildare next Wednesday, 8 June. The event will cover sheep, cereals, and beef finishing. Farmers and members of the public are invited to come along and see organic farming in practice and to meet and speak with the producers and experts from the sector.
Speaking ahead of the farm walk Mr Byrne said, “We have seen considerable investment in the Organics Scheme in recent times, and with the cost of inputs – fertiliser in particular – continuing to spiral, switching to organics is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many.”
“This event is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering entering organic production to see first-hand the differences in operating an organic system, and the many benefits of doing so.”
Teagasc Advisers, DAFM representatives, the Organic Certification Bodies and of course Fergal himself will all be available on the day to answer questions and give guidance.
The event kicks off at 2pm and all those wishing to attend this free event are invited to register on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/rural-economy/organics/farm-walks/