Education

New farm book tells the story of farming and food in verse

New farm book tells the story of farming and food in verse

A leading communicator within the farming and food sectors has indicated that more can be done to encourage the inclusion...

June 26, 2021

NFU Live lessons set to reach over 200,000 students

NFU Live lessons set to reach over 200,000 students

More than 200,000 primary school pupils are delving into the world of food and farming in one of the country’s...

March 8, 2021

‘Farming Fortnight’ to take place next week – here’s how to be part of it

‘Farming Fortnight’ to take place next week – here’s how to be part of it

An initiative, aimed at shining a light on farming and food production is set to return next month. Created by LEAF...

May 23, 2020

ABP Angus Youth Challenge winners announced on YouTube

ABP Angus Youth Challenge winners announced on YouTube

A trio of Co. Antrim schoolboys from St. Louis Grammar in Ballymena have become the overall winners of the Northern...

March 20, 2020

Deadline for applications to agricultural business course extended

Deadline for applications to agricultural business course extended

The deadline for applications to CAFRE’s Agricultural Business Operations Level 2 course has been extended until 4:00pm on August 24. Enrolment applications...

July 3, 2017

NI agri college draws 1,000 visitors to three spring open days

NI agri college draws 1,000 visitors to three spring open days

Enniskillen, Greenmount and Loughry Campuses of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) recently held a series of...

April 14, 2017

‘Some day could be your last day, if you’re not very careful’

‘Some day could be your last day, if you’re not very careful’

The lack of farm safety awareness education in secondary schools has prompted a group of students to create their own...

February 17, 2017

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points to study Agricultural Science in UCD have fallen on 2015 levels by 10 points to 460, the Round One...

August 22, 2016

CAFRE’s Agricultural Business Operations course opens for enrolments

CAFRE’s Agricultural Business Operations course opens for enrolments

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise’s (CAFRE) Agricultural Business Operations (Level II) Course for 2016/2017 is now open for...

June 10, 2016

€25,000 up for grabs at 2016 BT Young Scientist Exhibition

€25,000 up for grabs at 2016 BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Time is running out for students to enter the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSE). There are only 12...

September 16, 2015

‘Grant system reinforces how low farm incomes are’

‘Grant system reinforces how low farm incomes are’

The current SUSI grants system for third-level education grants shows that farm incomes are very low and the IFA have...

August 18, 2015

UK dairy entrepreneurs course to be relaunched

UK dairy entrepreneurs course to be relaunched

In order to meet demand for business training from aspiring dairy farmers the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF)...

June 27, 2015

Agricultural Business Operations course open for enrolments

Agricultural Business Operations course open for enrolments

The North’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Agricultural Business Operations course has opened for 2015/16 enrolments. The Level...

June 25, 2015

Young farmers have the chance to rear six calves and win £6,000

Young farmers have the chance to rear six calves and win £6,000

Young farmers in the North aged 12-16 years old will have the chance to rear their own calves to finish...

May 16, 2015

Agri Aware to educate second-level students about the CAP

Agri Aware to educate second-level students about the CAP

Agri Aware is to educate second level students about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at the Family Farm classroom in Dublin...

April 30, 2015

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will be holding an open day at their Northern Ireland Greenmount campus...

April 19, 2015

Alltech young scientist competition – last chance to enter

Alltech young scientist competition – last chance to enter

The deadline for the Alltech Young Scientist is fast approaching with registration and paper submission due by December 31. Featuring...

December 10, 2014

Agri Aware to consult agri-food industry on new Ag’ Science exam 

Agri Aware to consult agri-food industry on new Ag’ Science exam 

Agri Aware is looking to overhaul the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science paper. Agri Aware it to work closely with its...

November 9, 2014