In August, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., announced a new scheme to establish Knowledge Transfer Groups (KTGs) for forestry.
These KTGS are aimed at private forest owners to help them undertake appropriate management activities in their forests. Discussions will be facilitated by a professional forester and will incorporate both classroom style learning as well as practical elements. KTGs will also encourage these forest owners engage with forestry groups and forestry professionals. KTGs will provide the mechanism for gaining this expertise and empower them to manage their own forests over its rotation.
Each KTG can have a maximum of 20 participants and each participant will need to attend 7 meetings or outdoor events in order to complete the programme and receive a maximum payment of €490.
Call for expressions of interest to join a KTG.. Waterford – Wexford – Kilkenny
Irish Wood Producers is organising five groups in counties Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny. The aim of the groups will be to help forest owners become better forest managers.
There will be 7 meetings / events in total and the cost of attending will be reimbursed to the forest owner (€70 per meeting/event). Where the number of forest owners exceeds the places available, selection will be on the basis of first come first served.
If you wish to take part in this KTG scheme, please send your Expression of Interest details as outlined in the form below, to the following address:
- By post to: Aine Walsh, Irish Wood Producers, 35 South Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford
- Or via e-mail: to email@example.com
- Or via text to: 085-1474000
Closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is the 8th October 2018