● To provide educational, training, advisory and research services in agriculture.
● To obtain and make available to the agricultural industry the scientific and practical information in relation to agriculture required by it.
● To undertake, promote, encourage, assist, co-ordinate, facilitate and review agricultural research and development (including research and development in relation to food processing and the food processing industry). This mandate gives. One of the most efficient communication channels for achieving technology uptake on farms is through discussion groups. Discussion groups attend the specialised focus days on the Greenfield farm. The groups come to see how the farm was set up, they are updated with the farm financial & performance. The groups then get a chance to view the cows and infrastructure. Teagasc, Moorepark will provide management services to the project which will include business planning and intensive technical support. Teagasc in association with the Irish Farmers Journal will manage the dissemination of information from this programme to the wider Irish dairy farming community.