The 3rd edition of TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days took place from 15 to 17 November in Brussels, Belgium. The aim of the event was to show the innovation potential of the organic food and farming sector.

2nd Annual SEASN Assembly and 4th Regional Conference of Advisory Service of South East Europe will take place in Lasko, Slovenia on 21st November 2017 within Annual Seminar of Kmetijsko Gozdarska Zbornica Slovenije (KGZS). More information will follow!

The topic of the conference was summarized with the title “New Challenges in Rural Areas – Tradition and Transforming Agriculture”, which was examined by giving an overview of the Hungarian situation, and also that of international scale – staging professional lectures, interactive workshops, and study tours with various topics, organized to agricultural and food industry businesses combining tradition and innovation in the countryside.

In order to enhance the cooperation between European forum for rural advisory services and African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services on 21st of June the memorandum of agreement between both networks was signed within the 56th IALB and 6th EUFRAS conference in Münster.

At the end of April two advisors from EUFRAS network - Romana Holle from Germany and Jānis Kažotnieks from Latvia, participated at the workshop on organic no-till farming, regenerative agriculture and on-farm research and innovation in Absdorf, Austria, supported by the OK-Net Arable project.

The 8th GFRAS Annual Meeting will take place from 10th till 13th of September, 2017 on the theme of “Rural Advisory Services and Empowered Youth for Balanced Transformation in Rural and Urban Communities”. The meeting will be held backto-back with the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN) International Conference to be held on 13th till 15th of September. Side events will be organised on 8th and 9th of September 2017.

On  21st and 22nd June 2017, more than 200 companies, associations and organisations will be presenting what they have to offer in the organic agriculture arena at the first ever nationwide Organic Field Days.

The 3rd edition of Organic Innovation Days will take place from 15th to 17th of November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

After the success of the 2015 edition, the French Chambers of Agriculture is pleased to announce the sixth edition and the 10th year of Tech&Bio, the European professional show about organic and alternative farming techniques. Tech&Bio will be held on the 20th and 21st of September 2017 in Drôme, France’s number one organic département.

EUFRAS members and interested parties are invited to take part in CECRA trainings organized by TEAGASC - accridated CECRA Module provider. 

2017 CECRA Training Schedule

Simply click on the module title to register.

Module TitleModuleVenueDate
Facilitation and Discussion Group Management
Learn the principles of group faciliation and how to successfull apply a variety of techniques.
9 Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry 8 - 9 June 2017
Personality Development/My advisory profile
Learn how to reflect on your own understanding of advisory work and their own behaviour as an advisor.
1 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 - 16 June 2017
Self and Time Management
Learn how to set priorities and organise your work and reflect on and refine your own work behaviour.
5 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 22 - 23 June 2017
Communication/client relations
Become familiar with the basics of communication and master the advisory interview.
2 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 29 - 30 June 2017
Arrangement of Advisory Processes
Learn about systemic thinking in the context of advisory work and how to get the most from an advisory visit.
7 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 6 - 7 July 2017
Facilitation and Discussion Group Management
Learn the principles of group faciliation and how to successfull apply a variety of techniques.
9 Teagasc, Mellowes College, Athenry 28 - 29 September 2017
Rhetoric and Presentation Skills
Learn the skill of presentation and how to structure a technical lecture. Learn how to manage disturbances.
4 Teagasc, Training and Conference Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 5 - 6 October 2017
Self and Time Management
Learn how to set priorities and organise your work and reflect on and refine your own work behaviour.
5 Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork 19 - 20 October 2017
Arrangement of Advisory Processes
Learn about systemic thinking in the context of advisory work and how to get the most from an advisory visit.
7 Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork 19 - 20 October 2017
Team work and team leadership
Learn the principles of team leadership and how to effectively assemble, use and motivate teams.
3 Teagasc, Oak Park, Co. Carlow 19 - 20 October 2017
Marketing and Public Relations
Learn how to successfully promote yourself and your business using various communication media and channels.
10 Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork 19 - 20 October 2017

Course fee: €300

If you have a question about any of the courses above please email connected@teagasc.ie