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March training calendar for food producers

21st & 28th March (2 evenings) Primary Course Food Hygiene, 6-10pm in Ballyhaunis Enterprise Centre; 24-Mar Financial Management Ballyhaunis Enterprise Centre 30-Mar Food Safety - HACCP Foxford Leisure Centre All enquiries about training should go directly to Louise: louiseakennedy@gmail.com Phone (086) 170 6939


Succession considerations for family businesses

Are you a family business? Do you think about the future of your business? Are you caught up in managing the day-to-day of the business with little time to concentrate on the wider picture? Do you find it difficult to deal with the family issues of your business? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps the Success Through Succession (STS) Programme is for you. The project…


New support and training programme for food producers in Mayo North East

Following the success of last year's project to stimulate new and existing small food producers in the region, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is launching a follow-up project for food producers. Two information evenings are planned with an experienced Food Specialist, on February 15th in The Enterprise Centre, Clare Road, Ballyhaunis


New Horticulture Scheme announced

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 18th February 2011 and only investments commenced after the issue of letters of approval will be eligible for aid. For more details see http://bit.ly/f0SIMP This aid, which is set at 40% (50% in the case of young farmers) of total eligible capital investment, will fund projects in commercial horticulture undertaken during 2011. The scheme covers…


Source Sligo Cookery School open for business

I visited Source Sligo this week and had a tour around the Cookery School - wow! Its absolutely state of the art, great facilities and with an amazing view down O'Connell Street. There are loads of courses lined up so check it out on www.sourcesligo.ie or give them a call here at Source Sligo 071 9142983 or 087 1710957.


Farmhouse Cheesemaking course

A three day farmhouse cheesemaking course will run in Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy from Feb 1st - 3rd. The course is geared towards those who wish to set up a small scale commercial enterprise rather than at domestic level. Details and registration from Niamh O'Brien niamh.obrien@teagasc.ie (025) 42313, or (086) 3618264. Course fee €395, including one hour…


Introduction to Organic Farming Course

Introduction to Organic Farming Course at Gateway Hotel, Swinford. 25 hours FETAC Level 5 accredited. This course qualifies applicants to the Organic Farming Scheme re-opened Jan. 2011.

Commencement…


Horticulture Courses starting in Mayo Abbey

  • Horticulture FETAC Level 3 starting January 25th running for 7 days over 3 months;
  • Organic Food FETAC Level 4 starting 1st February running for 10 days over 4 months;
  • Organic Food Crop Crops FETAC Level 5 starting 28th January running for 10 days over 10 months.
Please contact:  St Colman's Training Centre, Mayo Abbey Resource…


Happy New Year!

Two words of advice for the coming year - Pay Attention! Pay attention to your business, to the detail, to cashflow, to your customers, to the end product, to your core competencies, to yourself. Pay attention and you will see a return on your investment.


Cinema North West - position available

With funding from the International Fund for Ireland we have initiated a film-in-the-community programme with three specific community groups in North Leitrim, West Cavan and Fermanagh. More details will be forthcoming as we progress towards our project launch. In the meantime we are seeking to employ a


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