What’s your background?

I grew up on a dairy farm in Glenville, Co Cork, and that is where I developed my love of agriculture – especially dairy farming. I studied agricultural science in University College Dublin (UCD) and during my third year professional work experience I worked at Teagasc Moorepark. That was my introduction to grassland science research. I have a PhD in grassland science from Queens University Belfast, which was funded by the Teagasc Walsh Scholarship.