Latest Laois Farming: Launch of Teagasc Signpost Advisory Programme
Supporting farmers with climate & sustainability actions on farms
The Teagasc Signpost Advisory Programme is a new targeted advisory programme to support climate and sustainability actions on farms. The programme builds on the network of Signpost Demonstration Farms by providing enhanced advisory and training support to farmers to improve sustainability on their farms. The overall aim of the programme is to empower farm families to adopt new and existing technologies that will allow agriculture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 while maintaining farm profitability. Farmers who participate will be given the opportunity to commit to taking action by preparing and implementing a plan for their farm to improve their sustainability.
The programme is available free of charge to all farmers. All farmers are welcome to join the programme even if they haven’t worked with Teagasc before.
A “Know My Number – Make My Plan” component of the programme, supported by the Sustainability Digital Platform AgNav, will allow farmers to see and understand their own carbon emissions profile as a baseline on which to act.
There are a team of 21 dedicated signpost advisors throughout the country. Margaret Farrell is the local climate action and sustainability advisor for Kildare and Laois. She will help farmers with the design and implementation of their plan, and tracking of progress. The ambition of the programme is to engage with 50,000 farmers between now and 2030. Farmers can go on the Teagasc website to sign up or contact their local Teagasc office.