Organic Trust Ltd

National Organic Training Skillnet - Organic Option Information Evenings - November 2014

Event | 17 Nov 2014

Please find below the proposed format for the information sessions to be held at 7 pm each evening at the following venues: • 17th of November in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. 18th of November in The Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. • 19th of November in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Prior booking not required - simply turn up at the venue at 7 pm - thank you!

The night’s proceedings will be chaired by Mr. John Brennan (Manager of Leitrim Organic Farmers Co-op and Chairman of National Organic Training Skillnet).
It is planned that each night will run as follows:

7pm – 7.30pm        Arrival, registration and refreshments
7.30pm -                Opening overview and panel Introductions by John Brennan
7.40pm -8.10pm   General overview of the market ( Panel A )
8.10pm – 8.30pm  What supports available to farmers?  ( Panel A )
8.30pm – 8.40pm  5- 10 minute break if required – Change of Panel
8.40pm – 9.00pm  What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer?  ( Panel B)
9.00pm -9.30pm    The new GLAS Scheme  ( Panel B )
9.30pm-10.00pm     Question and Answer session ( Panel A and B)
10.00pm  Close of Session

Panel Members

Panel A ( Chairman – John Brennan)

Panel B ( Chairman – John Brennan)

Bord Bia The Department
Processor Organic Trust
Organic Growers of Ireland  

Irish Organic Farmers and Growers
The Department  Teagasc
Teagasc ACA
ACA 


General overview of the market Question to be answered by the following panel members
Market Overview
 Bord Bia
On the ground Livestock / Horticulture supply chains
 Processors and Organic Growers of Ireland
Market Opportunities & Challenges
 Bord Bia, Processors and Organic Growers of Ireland


What supports available to farmers,  Question to be answered by the following panel members
Organic aid scheme
*   Department
Capital grants, etc
*   Department
Other supports ( non financial -Technical ETC)
 Teagasc and ACA

What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer? Question to be answered by the following panel members
What’s involved in registering to become a Certified Producer? Organic Trust 

The new GLAS Scheme   Question to be answered by panel members:

What are the options available?
*   Teagasc and Organic Trust
How it will work with organic holdings?
*   Department, Teagasc and Organic Trust
Payment rates available

*   Department