Minister McConalogue announces extension to Agri-Environment Training Scheme
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced an extension of the Agri-Environment Training Scheme (AETS) for an additional two months.
All courses provided to the farmers under the Scheme had been due to be completed by 31st August 2022, with the extension allowing AETS Course facilitators to continue to offer courses in September and October 2022. The new closing date is 31st October 2022.
Announcing the extension, Minister McConalogue advised,
“I am encouraged to see the participation rates in courses run under the Agri-Environment Training Scheme (AETS) to date, with over 21,000 farmers attending, or due to attend, courses by next Wednesday (31st August 2022). The range of subjects being covered at the courses, including environmental advice, lessons learnt from participation in the most recent agri-environment scheme, and farm health and safety standards.
“These are all very relevant and I understand that the response by farmers has been positive and that they are finding the courses beneficial.
“I believe that the courses inform and update farmers about farming in a sustainable and safe manner and I am therefore pleased to be able to extend the Scheme for a limited time.
Farmers have really embraced the AETS and I want to ensure that we provide the opportunity for as many farmers as possible to partake in the scheme. There continues to be demand for courses, so I have extended the scheme to end October”
Note for editors:
Further Information about the scheme is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/30bf5-agri-environment-training-scheme-aets/