Macra has published its Agricultural Skillnet training opportunities brochure for Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. Funded by Skillnet Ireland and our members, our purpose is to drive upskilling and sustainability on all levels in the industry. We achieve this by developing and delivering a wide-ranging programme of subsidised training events, further education and development opportunities to as many enterprises in the industry as possible. The partnerships we have established over the last number of years include the Irish Farmers Journal, Teagasc, ASA, UCD, Irish Grain and Feed Association, UCC and Farm Business Skillnet, where we delivered high-impact education and training programmes.

Macra Agricultural Skillnet can deliver many courses on request and we welcome contact from our members, member companies and the wider agri sector. We recognise upskilling must continue for those working in agriculture. Our events are important for farmers, particularly now, when all the main enterprises are under financial pressure and isolation is more of an issue than normal.