The Agri Aware Farm Walk & Talk series has returned as a live in-person experience for the first time since 2019.
Farm Walk & Talk is an interactive series of events for second-level, agricultural science students throughout early March on ten research farms across the country.
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.”
Farm Walk & Talk Dates and Venues
|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)|
|Kildalton – Teagasc Research College, Co. Kilkenny||March 11th (Fri)|
|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.
There will be a €10 cost per student and the events cover the following:
- Events: Practicalities of Irish Agriculture / Relating to IIS Project Theme
- Notes: Educational notes cover all aspects of the syllabus. This includes the eight cross-cutting themes, sustainability, conservation, and this year’s IIS Project Theme: Exploring nutrition and nutrients – the importance to Irish Agriculture of their effective use and management.
- Videos: Each feature one of the eight cross-cutting themes of the Ag Science curriculum