Farm Walk and Talk, an interactive series of events for second-level, agricultural science students, is taking place this March.

It is the first in-person event of this kind since 2019 and will take place on 10 research farms across the country.

The event is made possible by a longstanding collaboration between Agri Aware, Teagasc, UCD, the Irish Farmers Journal, and the Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association (IASTA).

All attending schools will have access to comprehensive study notes covering all aspects of the school syllabus, including this year’s IIS Project Theme.

Access to educational videos from various contributors will also be made available to participants.

The full event price is €10 per student and works on a first-come first-served basis, as there is a maximum capacity of students allowed to attend the events.

There is also an option to purchase a virtual-only package for €5 per student. This allows students to avail of the videos and notes only.

Agricultural insight

As agricultural is a very practical field, Farm Walk and Talk gives students a real-life look into what this entails.

Alan Jagoe, Agri Aware chair, 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.”

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