Knowledge Transfer Scheme

KT event on farmer wellbeing set for this Thursday

KT event on farmer wellbeing set for this Thursday

A Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine approved Knowledge Transfer event on ‘Farmer Wellbeing’ will be hosted by CC...

April 3, 2018

€10 million paid to farmers to date under Knowledge Transfer Scheme

€10 million paid to farmers to date under Knowledge Transfer Scheme

More than €10 million has been paid to farmers to date under the Knowledge Transfer (KT) Scheme, while an additional...

March 27, 2018

Changes on the way for Knowledge Transfer Scheme

Changes on the way for Knowledge Transfer Scheme

Changes are set to be made to the Knowledge Transfer Scheme, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). Speaking following...

September 29, 2017

‘Farmers must not be victims of the department’s IT systems’

‘Farmers must not be victims of the department’s IT systems’

Farmers must not be victims of the difficulties faced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s IT systems, according...

May 16, 2017

‘Friesian cattle finishers will be allowed into discussion group scheme’

‘Friesian cattle finishers will be allowed into discussion group scheme’

The Minster for Agriculture, Michael Creed has confirmed that farmers who exclusively finish Friesian cattle will be allowed into the...

July 5, 2016

Knowledge Transfer Group programme set to kick off in June

Knowledge Transfer Group programme set to kick off in June

The Department of Agriculture, Knowledge Transfer (KT) Groups programme is finally set to start this June. The Department has confirmed...

March 29, 2016

Agricultural Consultants Association elects new President

Agricultural Consultants Association elects new President

History was made last Friday in the County Arms Hotel in Birr when Wexford Agricultural Consultant Laura Johnston was elected...

January 26, 2016

Beef and dairy discussion groups to kick off early next year

Beef and dairy discussion groups to kick off early next year

The first meetings of the Department of Agriculture’s new Knowledge Transfer Groups will not now take place till early next...

November 16, 2015

Department to look for vets to take part in Knowledge Transfer Scheme

Department to look for vets to take part in Knowledge Transfer Scheme

The Department of Agriculture is set to look for expressions of interest from vets to take part in the new...

November 13, 2015

5 key differences in the new discussion group scheme

5 key differences in the new discussion group scheme

Under the provisions of the new Rural Development Programme Knowledge Transfer (KT) Groups across a range of sectors, including beef,...

October 14, 2015

Farmers could yet be allowed join new discussion groups across two sectors

Farmers could yet be allowed join new discussion groups across two sectors

Farmers may yet be allowed join the Departments of Agriculture’s new Knowledge Transfer (KT) groups across two different sectors. Responding...

October 1, 2015

Why facilitators not the Department will pay farmers in new discussion groups

Why facilitators not the Department will pay farmers in new discussion groups

In accordance with EU Regulations the facilitator is the beneficiary under the new Knowledge Transfer Programme. This means the facilitator...

September 14, 2015

Deadline to register interest for new discussion groups extended

Deadline to register interest for new discussion groups extended

Farmers are advised to contact Teagasc or the private consultant now if they are interested in joining the Departments of...

August 14, 2015

‘Genomics sign-up should not be required for new discussion groups’

‘Genomics sign-up should not be required for new discussion groups’

The linking of participation in rural development schemes, such as the genomics scheme and discussion groups, is unacceptable according to...

July 22, 2015

Key information meetings for new discussion group facilitators

Key information meetings for new discussion group facilitators

Information meetings for Department approved facilitators for the new Knowledge Transfer Scheme will be held over the next two weeks....

July 17, 2015

Hundreds of advisors apply for new discussion group scheme

Hundreds of advisors apply for new discussion group scheme

The level of interest expressed by agricultural advisors in the new discussion group scheme has been described as ‘high’ by...

May 28, 2015

How to become an advisor for new discussion groups

How to become an advisor for new discussion groups

The Knowledge Transfer measure under the Rural Development Programme was recently launched by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. Under...

May 7, 2015

Facilitators wanted for Knowledge Transfer groups (€500/farmer payment)

Facilitators wanted for Knowledge Transfer groups (€500/farmer payment)

The Department of Agriculture has launched its new Knowledge Transfer scheme (Discussion Groups) and is looking for facilitators to run...

April 30, 2015