23 May 2022

Agri Aware Farm Walk & Talk series returns for Kilkenny students

Kilkenny Kilkenny

Alan Jagoe, Chairman of Agri Aware with Elly Hyland

The Agri Aware Farm Walk & Talk series has returned as a live in-person experience for the first time since 2019.

Farm Walk and Talk is an interactive series of events for second-level, agricultural science students throughout early March on ten research farms across the country.

An event will be held in Kilkenny in March. Dates and details below.

While Farm Walk & talk was a brilliant success in its virtual format in 2021, with over 18,000 students involved, everyone is excited to get back to a hands-on experience.

This year, all schools that attend the Farm Walk & Talk Events get access to a suite of educational videos from a variety of contributors alongside the comprehensive study notes.

The full event price is €10 per student and registration is open, schools can sign up here.

There is also a virtual-only package where students can avail of the videos and notes only available for just €5 per student.

The series of events is a longstanding collaboration between Agri Aware, Teagasc, UCD, the Irish Farmers Journal, and I.A.S.T.A.

Dr. Anne-Marie Butler, Teagasc Head of Education, said: “Teagasc is delighted to partner with Agri Aware again this year on the Farm Walk and Talk series.  The series offers tremendous insights and learning opportunities for second-level students preparing for their Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science exam. 

“Our Teagasc college network and research centres actively demonstrate the practical elements of modern agriculture to students and their teachers, and we look forward to welcoming all to the events.  After a challenging two years, it’s wonderful to return to a vibrant learning environment for the Farm Walk and Talk series.”

Alan Jagoe, Agri Aware Chairman said: “Agriculture is hands-on and events like the Agri Aware Farm Walk and Talk provide thousands of students with an insight into the practicalities of farming and the hard work that farmers do each day.

“Farm Walk and Talk shows the students the theory of agricultural science in action. The students get a brilliant opportunity to see some of the best farming techniques and cutting-edge research up close.

“We hope those who take part will leave with a greater understanding of what a future in agriculture could be and how these students might shape it.”

Dates and Venues

Kildalton – Teagasc Research College, Co. Kilkenny March 11th (Fri)

Mountbellew – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Galway Feb 28th (Mon)
Clonakilty – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Cork March 2nd (Wed)
Ballyhaise – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Cavan March 3rd (Thurs)
Gurteen – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Tipperary March 4th (Fri)
Irish Farmers Journal Farm – Tullamore, Co. Offaly March 8th (Tue)
Moorepark – Teagasc Research College, Co. Cork March 9th (Wed)
Pallaskenry- Salesian Agricultural College, Co. Limerick March 10th (Thur)
UCD Lyons Farm – Lyons Estate, Co. Kildare March 15th (Tue)
Grange – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Meath March 16th (Wed)

There is a maximum capacity of students allowed to attend the events – this is a first come first served basis by location.

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