Payments in respect of Year 1 of the Knowledge Transfer Programme have commenced to 19,000 farmers in 1,100 KT groups.
Payments are rolling out on a sector by sector basis. Payments for farmers in sheep Knowledge Transfer Groups have issued, and payments in respect of beef Groups will issue later this week. Payments for dairy, tillage, poultry and equine Groups will follow shortly after.
Payments are made to farmers via the facilitator of their Knowledge Transfer Group.
Where a farmer has met all the requirements of Year 1 of the scheme, the payment is €750. In cases where a farmer is in two Knowledge Transfer Groups, he/she will receive a total payment of €1,225.