BIG News: Herdwatch Wins AIB Startup Academy

Herdwatch, our mobile App for farmers, has won the first ever AIB Startup Academy. We are absolutely delighted and grateful to AIB, The Irish Times and all partners of this wonderful competition with a prize package worth €250,000!

The competition was very tough with 300 applicants, reduced to 20, then 11 for the 8-week long Academy programme. All 11 finalists presented high quality and passionate pitches for the final, and Herdwatch came out on top  and is flying the flag high for Irish Agri Technology!

The hard work of the dedicated FRS Herdwatch team has paid off and we are looking ahead to a very busy time.

Thank you to the hundreds of farmers who have already signed up to Herdwatch.

Here is great piece about the final from Erin McGuire of the Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/herdwatch-crowned-overall-winner-of-aib-start-up-academy-1.2155654

Visit www.herdwatch.ie

Photo: (L to R) Peter Byrne, FRS Network CEO, Fabien Peyaud, Herdwatch and Jane Marks, FRS Network Marketing Manager back at base in Tipperary with the trophy.

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Jobs: Farm Workers Required in North Cork


Farm Workers Required in Dromahane / Bweeng areas of North Cork.

Experience required in Milking, Calf Rearing, Tractor work and general animal Husbandry.

Full time, Part time and am/pm positions available.

Click HERE to fill out application form and e-mail it to mcarroll@frsnetwork.ie .

Phone 029 50750 and 087 9828750 for more information.

Visit www.frsnetwork.ie/careers for more career opportunities with FRS

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News: 80 agricultural advisor jobs nationwide

We  have announced the creation of 80 agricultural advisor jobs nationwide for the rollout of the GLAS planning and support service to Teagasc farmer clients in 2015. There will also be a number of administration roles.

FRS are now accepting applications from experienced advisors and recent graduates for these roles which will involve providing farmers with GLAS planning services, nutrient and sustainable management plans and meeting farmers on farm and in Teagasc offices.

Applicants are required to have a HETAC Level 8 degree in Agricultural Science, or Land Management with Soil Science and Crop Production, or Animal Production, those with similar degrees may also be considered. Familiarity with, and experience of, a variety of farm production systems and a full clean driving licence with access to own transport are essential.

Work will involve the preparation of agri-environmental plans in compliance with the GLAS scheme which is anticipated to commence in early 2015.

CV’s should be e-mailed to glascareers@frsnetwork.ie  Visit www.frsnetwork.ie/careers for further details.

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News: Recruitment Opportunities as FRS Selected GLAS provider

FRS are delighted to be selected as the new strategic partners of Teagasc in the roll out of the GLAS planning and support service to Teagasc farmer clients in 2015.

FRS are now recruiting for Agricultural Advisors and GLAS Planners nationwide.

Ideal candidates will have a HETEC level 8 degree in Agricultural Science or Land Management with the following subjects:

Soil science and Crop Production or Animal Production.

Applications are invited from both experienced and recent graduates.

A limited number of applications will also be accepted from graduates of similar disciplines.

Work will involve the preparation of agri-environmental plans in compliance with the GLAS scheme which is anticipated to commence in early 2015.

Advisors will be expected to work as part of a team and to be equally adept at working on their own initiative. Familiarity with and experience of a variety of farm production systems an advantage.

Access to own transport and full clean driving licence are essential as regular farm visits will be integral to the role.

CV’s should be sent  by e-mail to:  glascareers@frsnetwork.ie

 

The GLAS scheme is designed to build on the success of REPS (Rural Environment Protection Scheme) and AEOS (Agri-Environment Options Scheme) which encouraged farmers to farm in an environmentally friendly manner.

  • GLAS will be a 5-year scheme with a maximum payment of €5, 000 annually for up to 50, 000 farmers, with an expectation that 30,000 will be accepted in the first year.
  • In order to qualify for payment, farmers will have to undertake specified environmental actions based on a plan prepared by an approved planner.  A nutrient management plan will also be required
  • Access to the scheme will be on a priority basis.

For further details of the GLAS scheme see DAFM website at

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemespayments/glas/

FRS were selected following a tender process. The decision was approved by the Teagasc Authority at its meeting in Oak Park Carlow, today, 3 December. GLAS is the Green Low-carbon Agrienvironmental Scheme which is expected to open for farmers to apply to in 2015.

Once the scheme is opened by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Teagasc clients will be able to work through their local Teagasc office as usual to avail of the GLAS service.  Teagasc will ensure that a qualified planner, provided by FRS will be available to clients who have applied to Teagasc to assist them with a scheme application. The planner will visit them on farm and meet them in the Teagasc office when required. Payments for plans will be made to Teagasc.

 

ENDS

 

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