August 21 is new KT deadline
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has extended a deadline for submission of Farm Improvement Plans data in Knowledge Transfer (KT) groups by three weeks, to August 21.
But the July 31 deadline for holding meetings of KT groups remains in place. Minister Creed said, “The extension of the deadline until August 21 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 involves farmer group interaction complemented by one-to-one advice. Funding of €100m is allocated for KT groups across the dairy, beef, equine, sheep, tillage and poultry sectors. Participants qualify for funding by attending meetings and approved events and following a tailored Farm Improvement Plan, to help them with competitiveness and sustainability challenges.
Minister Creed said, “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.”