Planners are remaining resolute in their call on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to extend the deadline for completion of paperwork under the Knowledge Transfer (KT) programme. As we previously reported, a perceived burden of bureaucracy is taking its toll on KT group facilitators, who are under increasing pressure to meet the 31 May deadline.

Laura Johnston, president of the Agricultural Consultants Association, said she is looking for an extension to the KT programme to the end of September.