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James McDonnell (Ireland)

I have spent my professional life working with farmers. I graduated with an Agr. Sc. honours degree in 1997 and have worked in Teagasc since January 1998. I have worked with Beef, Tillage, Dairy and sheep and pig and horticulture farmers across Ireland.

I graduated with H Dip in Business studies in 2005 and have worked on joint industry/ Teagasc development programme with dairy farmers.

I am in charge of the organics programme of events in East of Ireland ( demonstrations/ farm walks/ conference) and work closely with researchers and other Teagasc specialist advisers in developing agriculture.

I work one to one with farmers developing organic businesses and provide courses in Organic Agriculture to FETAC level 5. I can complete farm business plans and conversion plans for clients.

Organic services offered:

  • Technical advice
  • Conversion planning – technical
  • Introduction to Organic Farming course to meet requirements of Organic Farming Scheme Ireland,
  • Conversion planning and business planning (Organic Farming Scheme Ireland).

Areas of expertise:

Organic Producer Adviser:

  • Mixed farming: beef, sheep, dairy & arable
  • Grassland
  • Manure management
  • Soil management & fertility
  • Conversion planning – technical
  • Grant and Certification application
  • Environmental and resource management

Organic Helpline & General Information Provider:

  • Livestock
  • Arable
  • Standards
  • Farm business
  • Marketing

Contact

Tel: 00353 5991 70200
Email: james.mcdonnell@teagasc.ie
Location: Co. Carlow, Ireland

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