IOA have organised a series of events to assist IOA members who have just converted to organic farming. This is a farmer led programme where the host farmer will discuss a variety of topics. They are informal events and participation from members present on the day is welcome. All events will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm, light refreshments will be served. While the events are aimed at farmers who have just come into conversion existing IOA member are also welcome to attend. Please note that prior booking is essential.
Danny Kilcullen – Beef, tillage and sheep – June 22nd. Enniscrone, Co Sligo
Reseeding clover, fodder rape production, white and red clover, composting fym, economics of finishing animals, beef markets, cereal production and rotations.
Trevor Harris and Alan Mooney – Beef, tillage and sheep – July 21st. Naas, Co Kildare
Organic cereal varieties, NPK and fertility building for cereal production, weed management, returns on cereal crops. Red clover silage, animal health, beef breeds, use of permitted organic inputs.
John Liston – Dairy and beef – September 2nd. Croom, Co Limerick
Breeding replacements, managing herd health, grassland management, marketing options, winter milking/summer milking, calving dairy cows.
Sean Clancy – Beef – November 3rd. Cloghan, Co Offaly
Rotational grazing to reduce worm populations, requirements for winter housing, maintaining herd health in winter housing, effective DIY hoof trimming and care.
Please note that places will be limited at Field Talk events so please do book in via email in advance of the event. Email either Tricia or John at IOFGA, specifying which event you plan to attend: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 090 6433680
Directions to each event will be posted online at www.iofga.org and emailed to participants who have booked in.