2018 Membership

MED General Membership Fee: €50.00 or £45.00

FBD – MED Sale Package: €100.00

All members are eligible to avail of Discussion Groups, Farm Walks, & Preference on RES Training Courses.

All Membership Fees must be paid by 30th of April 2018.

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MED Farm Safety Initiative 2018

As farming is now regarded as the most dangerous occupation, MED Rural Development Company for the fourth year,  has decided through a grant initiative, to promote investment in areas where the majority of accidents and fatalities occur on the farm.

MED Rural Development Company, ‘Farm Safety Initiative 2018’

Farm Safety Initiative Covering:


  1. Animal Handling – Installation of Calving Gate/ Head Scoop/ Backing Bars in existing house
  2. Equipment – Chainsaw Gear (Trousers, Helmet & Gloves)
  3. Machine Safety – Replacement of PTO Shaft (Including cover)
  4. Power Systems – Installation of Electrical Circuit Breakers
  5. Skills: EB Licence – Van/Jeep Trailer Course – (Swilly Group Training)
  6. Farmyard Improvements – Slurry Pit Manhole Covers
  7. Farmyard Improvements – Farmyard Sensor Lighting
  8. Livestock Handling Equipment – Roll Over Crate For Sheep
  9. Personal Safety Equipment – Safety Boots & Chemical Masks
  10. Safe Storage – Medicine Cabinet / Chemical Store


These Farm Safety Improvements will be grant aided under a MED Partnership Farm Safety Initiative 2018. The payment of grant will be subject to submission of relevant invoices. The Maximum Payment will not exceed 50% on any action. The Maximum Grant Payable will be : €150.00.

Any MED member wishing to avail of the grant should Contact the MED Office (07198 28252) ASAP, as the initiative is limited to first 30 applicants.

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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