Ulster Bank

IFA offers subsidised training courses for farmers

Ulster Bank

IFA Farm Business Skillnet is inviting IFA members to avail of subsidised training courses for farmers, which will be tailored to their needs.

The reduced-cost training is open to discussion groups, purchasing groups or any other farmer group and IFA Farm Business Skillnet can build and tailor training courses to the needs and interests of the group.

In the past, farmers have availed of training in areas such as Information Technology, finance and taxation, leadership and negotiation, health and safety and a range of practical courses but Farm Business Skillnet can plan and deliver a course in any area required.

The cost of courses is subsidised by up to 40% and job seekers and those on farm assist can avail of training for free.

James Murphy, Farm Business Skillnet Steering Group Chairman said, “The feedback we get from farmers who have taken part in training through Skillnet is very positive; many come back year after year to continue to upskill at a reduced cost. The great thing about Farm Business Skillnet is that farmer groups identify the skills they need to develop to improve their farms productivity and efficiency, and Farm Business Skillnet deliver courses to meet those needs. Participants also get the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other farmers and to broaden and build on their experience and knowledge.”

To find out more about the training courses for farmers that are on offer, contact IFA Farm Business Skilnet Network Manager, Celine Reynolds on [email protected] or 01-4260324.