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Minister Creed yesterday announced that the original 31st May deadline for completion of meetings and Farm Improvement Plan in Knowledge Transfer Groups will be extended until 31st July, 2017.

Minister Creed commented “the extension of the deadline until 31st July will allow advisors and planners additional time to interact with farmers on a one to one basis to finalise actions required under the Scheme. It will also enable vets to complete Animal Health Measures with farmer participants”

Funding of €100m is allocated under the RDP for Knowledge Transfer Groups across the dairy, beef, equine, sheep, tillage and poultry sectors. Almost 20,000 farmers in 1200 Knowledge Transfer Groups have attended 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.

Source – DAFM www.agriculture.gov.ie

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