INHFA takes issue with Teagasc fees for those in Knowledge Transfer Groups

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association is taking issue with fees being charged by Teagasc for farmers participating in Knowledge Transfer Groups.

National Chair Vincent Roddy says farmers have being contacting the organisation following invoices received from Teagasc.

He says Teagasc facilitators, or planners, get €500 for each farmer or participant they work with.

However, he feels since these planners are getting this money, farmers should not have to pay any more money to Teagasc.

Mr Roddy says this should be more than sufficient for a facilitator or planner, especially when considering that some participants and farmers who receive €750 a year will not themselves have €500 left after the vet has being paid for the Animal Health Plan.

He outlined the situation to Ocean FM: