Five €1,000 agri-study bursaries up for grabs
Five lucrative agri-education bursaries will be awarded at this year's National Ploughing Championships, Minister of Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD has announced.
The bursaries, worth €1,000 each, are funded by the Irish Hereford Breed Society in collaboration with Slaney Foods International and LIDL Ireland.
Speaking at the launch of the programme in Dublin, Minister Doyle stressed the importance of "providing opportunities for the next generation of young farmers", and those entering a changing agricultural environment.
"Producing food into the future will also provide political challenges for Ireland in meeting its targets on emissions from both agriculture and industry," he said.
Joe Burke of Bord Bia shared this sentiment. "We need to ensure Ireland Inc remains at the cutting edge into the future," he said.
The programme is expected to create wide interest nationally from prospective and aspiring agricultural students who wish to attend agri college or study agriculture at third level this September.
To be in with a chance of winning a bursary, candidates should submit an assignment entitled 'Environmental Sustainability - the Challenges for the Irish Beef Sector' (maximum 2,000 words) with their name, address and contact details by email no later than Friday, September 2 to herefordbursary@ gmail.com