Teagasc will play host to a major Europe-wide event on agricultural extension and education later this year.

The European Seminar on Extension and Education, a biennial event, will be hosted by Teagasc Ballyhaise College from June 21 to 23 this year.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD) and Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE).

The conference will be delivered online due to Covid-19.

The title of the conference this year is: ‘Learning for Life. Continuous innovation support through extension and education for suitable farm communities.’

Stan Lalor, Teagasc’s director of knowledge transfer, commented: “Teagasc are delighted to be co-hosting this major international conference in the area of agricultural knowledge transfer.

It promises to be a great showcase of ongoing work and future opportunities in the delivery methods and outcomes of both advisory and education activities in Ireland and internationally.

“I would encourage colleagues across the island to submit papers or posters and participate in this conference,” Lalor added.

John Kelly, the principal of Ballyhaise College, noted: “The plan was to host the conference in Teagasc Ballyhaise College. Our challenge now is to deliver the conference as well as a flavour of Ireland and Co. Cavan to on-line delegates.”