AgriAware Farm Walk and Talk 2015

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Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk, 2015 will take place the week of 2-6 of March and is available to second level agricultural students across the country. Through curriculum-linked educational and exploratory tours at Teagasc Agricultural Colleges around Ireland, students will be given the opportunity for hands-on learning about a variety of elements of farming life e.g. the dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, poultry and crops sectors.

The primary objective of Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk is to expose students to the reality of agricultural science and give students a better understanding of the practicalities of agriculture. In addition, students will have the opportunity to get advice from third level agricultural lecturers, who are highly experienced with the curriculum and will share their expert knowledge on specific topics. They will also be given the opportunity to learn more about the Irish agri-food industry.

These interactive educational talks are delivered by Teagasc lecturers and members of the Irish agri-food industry. Industry members (and patrons of Agri Aware) from the Irish meat and dairy industries educate students daily about how the agri-food business operates and included factors relating to quality, traceability, sustainability, rural community development, exports and commitments to environmental preservation.

Venues and dates

2nd March, Monday Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
3rd March, Tuesday Oak Park Crop Research Centre, Co. Carlow
3rd March, Tuesday Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny
4th March, Wednesday Ballyhaise College, Co. Cavan
4th March, Wednesday Mountbellew Franciscan Brothers College,Co Galway
5th March, Thursday Moorepark Research and Innovation Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork
5th March, Thursday Clonakilty Clonakilty Agricultural College, Co. Cork
6th March, Friday Pallaskenry Salesian Agricultural College, Co. Limerick
6th March, Friday Grange Research and Innovation Centre, Dunsany, Co. Meath

If you wish to attend contact Agri Aware on 01-4601103 or office@agriaware.ie to sign your class up. A registration fee of €50 per school will apply, once your school has secured a place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Already over 2700 students have registered to attend.

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