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Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

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, arable & horticulture
  • Beef & sheep
  • Grassland
  • Manure management
  • Soil management & fertility
  • Conversion planning - technical
Organic Helpline & General Information Provider:
  • Livestock
  • Standards

Contact

Tel: 00353 46 902 6700
Email: elaine.leavy@teagasc.ie
Location: Co. Meath, Ireland

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Elaine Leavy (Ireland)

I am a graduate from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Agriculture Science specialising in animal and crop production. I have worked as a farm adviser with Teagasc, the national agricultural advisory, training and research provider in Ireland, for ten years. Since 2007, I have specialised in organic advisory work mainly with drystock farmers providing advice and training. In 2009 I was awarded a MSc. (Organic Farming) completed through SAC Aberdeen. I come from a farming background and am still actively involved in the day to day running of my home farm, currently undergoing organic conversion and specialising in beef, cereal and pig production.