Farm Walk and Talk 2023 registration is now open!
Farm Walk and Talk 2023 will run across four weeks, from February 28th - March 23rd this Spring.
Teachers and students across Ireland visit various Teagasc agricultural colleges and research centres, as well as UCD’s Lyon’s Estate and the Irish Farmers Journal Tullamore demonstration farm.
Through these events, students can gain real-life experiences on working farms. They also attend talks from agri-food industry experts and leading academics in a practical environment.
From observing cows being milked, comparing different breeds of cattle, examining soil profiles, lamb births, to watching piglets suckle and farm safety demonstrations the students get to experience the realities of the subjects that they are taught each day in the classroom.
Farm Walk and Talk – Dates and Venues 2023
- TUES 28/02 Grange - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Meath
- WED 01/03 Clonakilty - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Cork
- THURS 02/03 Mountbellew - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Galway
- FRI 03/03 Mountbellew - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Galway
- TUES 07/03 Gurteen – Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Tipperary
- THURS 09/03 Kildalton - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Kilkenny
- FRI 10/03 Kildalton - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Kilkenny
- TUES 14/03 Moorepark - Teagasc Research College, Co. Cork
- WED 15/03 UCD Lyons Farm, Co. Kildare - Double Day
- THURS 16/03 Pallaskenry- Teagasc Salesian Agricultural College, Co. Limerick
- TUES 21/03 Ballyhaise - Teagasc Agricultural College, Co. Cavan
- THURS 23/03 Irish Farmers Journal Farm - Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Tickets are €10 per student, with teachers going free. Places are on a first come first served basis and must be paid in advance of the events, or you may loose your spot.
All schools that attend the Farm Walk & Talk Events get access to
- A suite of educational videos from a variety of contributors.
- A set of printed comprehensive study notes on each sector which cover the new Agricultural Science syllabus across the eight cross-cutting themes, as well as the previous and current IIS themes, which this year is “The role of food production in maintaining natural resources in Irish agriculture”.
- Access to a suite of classroom friendly video assets.
It is a longstanding collaboration between Agri Aware, Teagasc, UCD, the Irish Farmers Journal and I.A.S.T.A.
495 Schools participated in the 2021 Virtual Farm Walk and Talk. More than 18,000 Leaving Certificate Agricultural Students across Ireland participated in the 2021 Virtual Farm Walk and Talk, which featured Teagasc Kildalton Agricultural College.
In 2020, more than 1,600 Leaving Cert Agricultural Students from over 60 secondary schools nationwide participated in the 'Farm Walk and Talk 2020' over the course of 5 days, which took place in the Teagasc Colleges and Research Farms nationally.
2021 Virtual Farm Walk & Talk Series
A selection of videos from our 2021 Virtual Walk & Talk
“Agriculture is hands-on and events like Agri Aware’s 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. We need the educated students of today to become future industry leaders, to build on our exports of over €13.6 billion and to continue to build on our reputation as world-class food producers.
This is why initiatives such as Farm Walk and Talk are of such paramount importance – allowing students to experience the various farming techniques that they read so much about and giving them an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a working farm, covering topics from soils and fertilisers to silage making and livestock. The event is particularly beneficial for students who don’t come from a farming background”
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