Organic Farming Scheme 2021

The Organic Farming Scheme will reopened to new entrants on the 1st March 2021.

IFA held an information evening for farmers who are considering applying for the scheme on 4th of March 2021

The Department of Agriculture provided details on the scheme with Teagasc supplying advice on how best to tailor your application and outline the most common pitfalls to avoid.

We heard first-hand from a farmer who has gone through the process and a Q & A session with the national certification bodies IOA and Organic Trust.

Presentations from the Meeting

Overview of Organic Farming in Ireland and IFA project team

Niamh Brennan, IFA

Reopening of OFS Scheme and Details on How to Apply

Kevin McGeever, DAFM

Converting to Organic Farming & How Best to Tailor Applications

Elaine Leavy, Teagasc


The meeting was chaired by Nigel Reneghan, IFA Organics Team chair.

IFANiamh BrennanOverview of Organic Farming in Ireland and IFA project team.
DAFMKevin McGeeverReopening of OFS scheme and how to apply.
TeagascElaine LeavyThe steps to take when considering converting to organic farming & how best to tailor applications.
IOA and Organic TrustAnswering questions and providing advice.
IFA project team member and Little Milk CompanyJohn ListonThe farmer experience.