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News | 01 Aug 2017

Interested in being approved as an Organic Demonstration Farm for the 2017/2018 Demo Farm Program?

If you are interested in having your farm approved as an Organic Demonstration Farm for the 2017/2018 Organic Demonstration Farm Walk Program which will run from Autumn 2017 to Summer 2018, you need to act IMMEDIATELY!

News | 11 Jul 2017

Organic Supports & Services from Bord Bia - Free Organic Business Mentoring

We are delighted to inform Organic Trust licensees of the free Organic Mentoring currently being offered to organic businesses by Bord Bia. This mentoring is available from July to October 2017 subject to availability.

News | 10 Jul 2017

Approval of Copper Based Fungicide in Organic Production in Ireland

The Organic Unit of DAFM have now approved the use of a copper-based fungicide in organic production in Ireland for the control of plant pests and diseases.

Event | 28 Apr 2017

Courses - Introduction to Organic Production - OFS Compulsory Course

The on-line booking for the next round of the Teagasc 25 hour Fetac Level 5 Introduction to Organic Production Courses is now available.

Event | 07 Mar 2017

Dedicated Organic Marts for 2017

The following dedicated organic marts are scheduled for 2017. Entries must be submitted on a Livestock Sales Declaration Form to the Organic Trust office no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, either via fax to 01 8530271 or email to .(JavaScript must be…

Event | 01 Feb 2017

Compulsory 25 Hour Fetac Level 5 Introduction to Organic Farming Course - Teagasc Waiting List

For potential organic operators who are interested in drawing down payments under the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) when it re-opens to new entrants (no re-opening date yet), Teagasc are making available an on-line waiting list for such operators who have not yet completed the compulsory…

Event | 01 Dec 2016

World Soil Day Seminar - Monday 5th December 2016

The World Soil Day (MONDAY 5 DECEMBER) is a great occasion to launch the People4Soil Campaign at European level and obtaining lots of signatures, that's why the Environmental Pillar studied a social action to make it viral. Let us now get ready for the launch…

News | 13 Oct 2016

Organic Trust Licensees Sweep The Boards at 2016 National Organic Awards!

Organic Trust licensed operators brought home all but one of the 2016 National Organic Awards announced at the offices of Bord Bia on October 13th 2016. The Organic Trust offer sincere congratulations to all winners and to wish everyone the greatest success with their original…

Event | 07 Oct 2016

Demontration Farm Walk - Monday October 10th - 2 pm

The Organic Demonstration Farm Walk to the holding of organic field-scale organic vegetable producer Oliver Kelly will take place on Monday October 10th 2016 at 2 pm.

Event | 22 Sep 2016

Organic Demonstration Farm Walk Program 2016-2017

We are delighted to provide information of the 2016-2017 Organic Demonstration Farm Walk Programme. The walks commence on 10th October 2016 and culminate on July 5th 2017. All current and potential organic producers are invited to attend at least some of these farm walks to…

News | 08 Sep 2016

Another First For The Trust!  Waterford Distillery Launch Ireland’s First Single Malt Organic Whisky

There was great excitement in Waterford City yesterday as Waterford Distillery began distilling Ireland's first organic whisky. The team behind this fantastic project were joined by their organically certified malting barley growers, local press and representatives of organic certifier Organic Trust for the inaugural distillation…

News | 30 Jun 2016

€8 Million Organic Capital Investment Scheme - Closing Date Current Tranche September 30th 2016

A new TAMS II Scheme: the Organic Capital Investment Scheme is currently open for applications to current organic or in-conversion operators. An indicative allocation of €8m is being made available for this Scheme over the full RDP period.

Event | 20 May 2016

National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) - Training Courses 2016

National Organic Training Skillet are planning to run the following courses over the next 6 months. If interested in booking a place please contact us by email or telephone to book or to obtain further information. If you dont see anything that suits you and…

Event | 08 Mar 2016

NOTS & Teagasc Organic Production Courses

New entrants to the Organic Farming Scheme from 01.01.2016 who have not already completed the Organic Farming Course or potential entrants to the Organic Farming Scheme must attend a course to be eligible for payments under the Organic Farming Scheme. Such courses are available from…

News | 03 Mar 2016

Irish Food Writers Guild Awards 2016 - Congratulations to Organic Trust Licensees!

Real ‘super foods’ aren’t about fads or trends. The foods worth celebrating are about consistent quality, long-term sustainability, hard work and a massive dollop of passion, according to the chairperson of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG), Aoife Carrigy, who was speaking at the 2016…

News | 24 Feb 2016

Adding Additional Land to an Existing OFS (Organic Farming Scheme) Contract

Following representation to the Organic Unit of the Department of Agriculture on behalf of OFS participants, an amendment to Section 11 of the Terms and Conditions of Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 of OFS 2015 has been published. This revision in respect of Adding Land…

News | 20 Jan 2016

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News | 28 Dec 2015

Áras Kitchen Garden Organically Certified by Organic Trust Ltd

During the tenure of her presidency, former President Mary McAleese oversaw the conversion to organic of the kitchen gardens at Áras an UachtaráIn, making the gardens the first and only gardens managed by the OPW in Ireland to be converted to organic production.