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Lambs delivered and lots learned at Farm Walk & Talk return

March 31, 2022

Thom Malone

Ten venues over three weeks in early March hosted 4000 students as the Agri Aware Farm Walk & Talk series returned with a bang.

Due to the pandemic, the events had not been completed with students since 2019 and the absence whetted the schools' appetite.

Students were treated to a variety of experiences across the three weeks even witnessing and actively participating in the short lambing season at UCD Lyons Farm.

Jo Kinsella from Gorey Community School was one of those who donned the green gloves and helped deliver one of the twin lambs born on the farm under the watchful eye of Professor Tommy Boland and Aaron Kealy.

The Agri Aware team were on the road all across the country from Mountbellew to UCD enjoying getting the chance to meet patrons, students, teachers and presenters face to face for the first time in two years.

The entire Agri Aware team would like to express our gratitude to everyone who got involved making the series such a roaring success.

Farm Walk and Talk stopped at Teagasc colleges in Mountbellew, Clonakilty, Ballyhaise, Grange and Gurteen, The Irish Farmers Journal Farm in Tullamore, Teagasc Research Colleges at Moorepark and Kildalton, Pallaskenry Salesian College and UCD Lyons Farm.

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

All schools that attended Farm Walk & Talk got access to a suite of educational videos from a variety of contributors alongside the comprehensive study notes.

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