There are just over two weeks left to apply for Green Cert courses. Teagasc has full-time agricultural programmes in six colleges across the country.
Applications for horticultural courses will extend until August 2018 with an open day organised for Thursday 17 May at Teagasc Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny. The courses are available at:Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.Teagasc Kildalton College, Co Kilkenny.
A Level 5 forestry course is offered at Teagasc Ballyhaise College. Equine courses, both stud management and horsemanship, are offered at Kildalton College
The Education vision conference highlighting future education needs for the land sector will be held on 5 June at the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny.
Tony Pettit, head of education in Teagasc, highlighted the need for a young educated workforce while also citing the need to reduce the tightening labour supply.
‘’Agricultural education should be a priority for farm families. The next generation will require more knowledge and skills to be capable farmers or land sector employees.”
An online application system has been introduced this year. Full details of how to apply online can be found Here or for further information on courses go to the Teagasc website.
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