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Creed announces extension of deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans to the 21st August 2017

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that the deadline for submission of data for Farm Improvement Plans in Knowledge Transfer Groups will be extended until 21st August, 2017. The 31st July deadline for holding meetings of KT Groups remains in place.

Minister Creed commented “the extension of the deadline until 21st August will allow advisors and planners further time to finalise actions required under the Scheme. It will also enable vets to finalise Animal Health Measures for farmer participants”

The Knowledge Transfer Programme is funded under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 and involves group interaction complemented by one to one advice across a range of sectors. Funding of €100m is allocated under the RDP for Knowledge Transfer Groups across the dairy, beef, equine, sheep, tillage and poultry sectors. Under the Knowledge Transfer Groups, participants attend meetings and approved Knowledge Transfer events which, together with a tailored Farm Improvement Plan, will support farmers in addressing a range of competitiveness and sustainability challenges facing the sector.

Minister Creed added “this extension will enable advisors and vets to benefit from extra time to finalise actions for their Knowledge Transfer Groups and to progress the outstanding work carried out to date under the scheme. In turn, this allows farmers to derive maximum benefit from the Knowledge Transfer Programme.”

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 142/2017 (pdf 362Kb) 

Date Released: 24 July 2017