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Students contribute to achieving net zero
Sarah McIntosh
With a prize fund of €4,000, applications are open to third-level students for this year’s Rotary Ireland environment award, writes Sarah McIntosh.
19 June 2024 Education
Agri Careers: Mayo student first to get Hygeia scholarship
Beef and suckler farmer Joseph Cunnane, from Kilkelly, Co Mayo was awarded this year’s inaugural Hygeia Scholarship at University of Galway, writes Sarah McIntosh.
19 June 2024 Recruitment
Agri Careers: transparency on pay rates on the way
With the challenges of attracting and retaining staff felt amongst the industry, HR managers are experiencing an increase in salary expectations from employees, writes Sarah McIntosh.
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
Waterford student takes home top prize for this year's An Post primary schools writing competition.
15 June 2024 Education
Agri Careers: funding to support further study in rural development
A new initiative is being rolled out in partnership with third-level colleges to encourage graduates to continue their education and careers in rural development, writes Sarah McIntosh.
12 June 2024 Education
Funding for regenerative tourism projects in the midlands
Final call for private and community businesses with an idea for tourism projects to apply for Fáilte Ireland’s Regenerative Tourism Scheme, writes Sarah McIntosh
8 June 2024 Careers
Agri Careers: Teagasc to develop strategy to encourage agri qualifications
Teagasc is looking into course offerings to ensure they meet the evolving needs of students and the agri sector, writes Sarah McIntosh.
5 June 2024 Careers
Agri Careers: ‘we put sustainability at the heart of everything’
Eight enterprises leading in climate action and sustainability have completed Bord na Móna’s 2024 Accelerate Green programme, writes Sarah McIntosh.
5 June 2024 Recruitment
Agri Careers: Kildare tillage farmer scoops Student of the Year
After following his gut, Tillage farmer Danny Doyle from Rathangan, Co. Kildare has been awarded this year’s Teagasc / FBD Student of the Year 2023 title, writes Sarah McIntosh.
29 May 2024 Careers
Agri Careers: industry movers and shakers
The ship has steadied this month with movement across the agri-jobs sector. Employees seem to be staying put, but there were still some movers and shakers to note, writes Sarah McIntosh.
29 May 2024 Recruitment
Agri Careers: navigating the exam season: advice for students and parents
As 136,000 students get ready to sit the Leaving and Junior Certificates on 5 June, we have advice on how to calm the nerves and be prepared, writes Sarah McIntosh.
22 May 2024 Education
Ag science teachers share top tips for this year's Leaving Cert
Three agricultural science teachers give their top tips to help students in the final weeks of preparation for the Leaving Certificate exam, writes Sarah McIntosh.
22 May 2024 Careers