‘I did a week’s work experience on a mixed farm; and I never looked back’
In a new series profiling international farmers, Flavian Obiero explains how he became a pig farmer – almost by accident – after moving from Kenya to the UK.
9 February 2022 News
Free agricultural journalism training course returns this summer
After a two-year break, the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’s John Deere Training Award is back and promises to “unearth the next generation of agricultural journalists”, writes Ilka Denker.
29 December 2021 Education
Internships in organic horticulture
Organic Growers Ireland have a call out for applicants for their Organic Farming Internship Programme in Horticulture, writes Fiona Alston.
UCD student’s award-winning work placement with Lely
Mark O’Dowd is a busy fourth-year student in UCD, but this Christmas he is spending at home on the family farm in Glanmire, Co Cork, writes Fiona Alston.
22 December 2021 Careers
Irish student flying the flag at Farmers Weekly Awards
John Halton was studying in England when he was nominated for the Farmers Weekly Awards recently. Now back home, he speaks to Fiona Alston about his education and his growing TikTok audience.
20 October 2021 Education
A different spin on life
How does a Special Forces police officer become a falconer or an animal scientist a weaving instructor? Amii McKeever asks falconer Martin McPhillips and weaver Annie Gambrill these exact questions on
21 July 2021 Features
Pandemic resulted in shorter placements for students
Speaking with Mark Gallagher, careers and work placement consultant for biological sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, Luke McDermott shares the impact of the pandemic on placement students.
16 June 2021 Careers
Q&A with VistaMilk researcher Deirdre Hennessy
Amii McKeever spoke to Teagasc researcher Deirdre Hennessy about her work as part of the VistaMilk programme, which focuses on the use of artificial intelligence in pasture management.
11 November 2020 Careers
Going to College 2020: expand your horizons and enjoy the journey
Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Niall Hurson recently graduated with a degree in Animal Science from UCD.
9 September 2020 Education
Putting learning into practice in Tyrone
Working on dairy farms in New Zealand and the US gave Cathal McAleer the drive to develop a successful career in dairy farm management back home in Northern Ireland. Kieran Mailey writes.
2 September 2020 Careers
A career in forestry: opportunity, travel but bureacracy
Two foresters spoke to Irish Country Living about why they chose forestry as a career path, the opportunities it can offer as well as the challenges faced by the industry and those involved in it
29 August 2020 News
A career in forestry
Odile Evans talks to two foresters about why they chose it as a career and what it can offer
26 August 2020 Careers