Twenty one open days have been organised by Teagasc from May to August on farms selected by Teagasc and the Organic sector to demonstrate a variety of organic practices. With the long days and dry ground at this time of the year, it is ideal to go out and have a look at other farms around the country.One of the conditions of an organic 'in-conversion' licence on farms is that a new organic farmer or grower attends at least two farm walks during the conversion period. New conversion producers should attend an event relevant to their operation. Full symbol standard farmers and growers may also find the walks beneficial. IOFGA staff may be present to provide information and assistance with certification queries. Some of the farms are handier to get to than others from Inishowen and there is no charge for admission.
Tuesday 7th August, 7pm -Declan Houlihan, Corrigeen, Rathcabban, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Dairying.
Wednesday 8th August, 7pm -David Notley, Aughamore Organic Farm, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Suckler Beef & Sheep.
Saturday 11th August, 2pm -County Wexford Organic Centre, Cushinstown, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford. Vegetables, Fruit.
Tuesday 14th August, 7pm -Patrick McCormack, Glanquin, Kilnaboy, Ennis, Co. Clare. Sucklers & Sheep
Monday 20th August, 7pm-Jeremiah & Nora Flynn, Craughmore, Firies, Farranfore, Co. Kerry. Sucklers