The IOA AGM is on Sunday 15th of November in the County Arms Hotel in Birr, Co. Offaly. The event will start at 10.30am with an address from Minister Trevor Sargent. This will be followed by a series of Workshops/Information sessions.
FETAC Level 5 courses are now being held by Tegasc. These 25 hour courses are being held in various locations around the country for further information please contact Pat Barry at 087- 2138331. An organic horticulture course will be held in Tegasc, Kinsealy on 24th and 25th of November, and the 1st, 2nd and 9th of December. For further information please contact Elaine Leavy 087-9853285.
All new entrants to the Organic Farming Scheme (which reopens on January 1st 2010) if they are not already organic farmers need to complete a FETAC Level 5 course before they apply to the scheme.