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Organic Demonstration Farm Open Days 2017-2018

News | 01 Nov 2017

The Organic Trust is pleased to publish the 2017-2018 schedule of Organic Demonstration Farm Open Days which can be accessed from link below.

A series of 12 organic farm walks commencing in December 2017 and running until July 2018 will be hosted by a variety of organic farmers.  These open days will showcase successful organic operators and will start on 6 December 2017 and continue until July 2018.  The first walk in this year’s series will take place on the farm of beef farmer Tom Dunne, Seefeld Farm, Ballinaslee, Durrow, Co Laois, on Wednesday 6 December at 12pm.

The 12 farms hosting the walks represent the wide range of organic enterprises in Ireland and cover the beef, cereal, horticulture, dairy, sheep and poultry sectors as well as direct-selling opportunities.

The farm walk programme provides a great opportunity for conventional farmers to see the developments taking place on organic farms. For organic farmers, it allows for the sharing of information and experiences between producers. The series of farm walks are spread over an eight-month period and are seasonally topical, which will give people the opportunity to see a wide range of organic farming practices.

At each of the farm walks, the host farmer, along with representatives from Organic Trust, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine will be on hand to answer questions.

Specific themes have been incorporated into the farm walks such as grassland management, soil fertility and crop rotations. Farmers and their families, along with members of the public, are welcome to attend.

The Organic Trust will ensure that our experienced Inspectors will be on hand at each Organic Demonstration Farm Open Day to answer technical questions and to provide information on the conversion process.