Farm Safety Video

This excellent video on Farm Safety, produced with the aid of some IASTA members, should prove useful in the classroom. Presented by Irish rugby player Sean O’Brien the video featured people telling their stories of their involvment in farm accidents. It also contains tips on avoiding farm accidents.

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Annual Conference (Ag-Venture) 2017

IASTA, in association with the PDST, will hold their Annual Conference (Ag-Venture) on the evening of Friday March 3rd and Saturday March 4th 2017 in Dublin. The Friday evening session, which will include the IASTA AGM and dinner, will take place in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on the Naas Road while Saturday’s events will take place […]

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George Mullen RIP

The Members of IASTA wish to extend their sincere sympathy to the wife and family of George Mullen – a former lecturer of Agricultural Science in both UCD and UL, who sadly passed away today (Sunday 22nd Jan 2017).  “Ar Dheis De go raibh a anamh.” George was a founding member of IASTA and served […]

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Cork / Kerry Branch Meeting

The Cork / Kerry Branch of IASTA will hold a meeting at Creedon’s Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney on Monday 28th October 2016 @ 6:40 pm – 9:15pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and share methods of Summative Assessment of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science 2016′.

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IASTA In-Service, Sat October 8th 2016

IASTA are delighted to announce ‘In – Service Training Event’ at Kildalton Agricultural College on Saturday 8th Oct. 2017. The session will cover a range of Ag Science topics including soils, cereals, genetics and plant ID. Full details will be available shortly so watch this space. The event is organised by the South East Branch […]

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Study Guide Prize Winners

As you know each year a number of IASTA members write articles for the Study Guide section in The Farmers Journal. This year The Journal kindly sponsored a weekend away in an FBD hotel with dinner on one night for three of the authors. The draw was held recently and the lucky winners were Michael […]

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IASTA National Quiz – Winner Announced

On Thursday 7th April IASTA held the National final of its Senior Ag Science quiz in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. At the end of a very well attended event, Kilkenny College and Scariff Community College were tied on 55 points each. After a tense sudden death tie breaker question Kilkenny College emerged as the winners […]

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IASTA Conference Report

A special thanks to Honorary President of IASTA 2016 Maura Lavery, for her very inspiring words of wisdom to all of us in IASTA at the Annual Dinner, in The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon on Friday night last. Saturday turned out to be a Marathon session from 9:00 am until 5:15. It was some voluntary […]

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Short Survey on Assessment of Practical Component

During the recent Ag Venture conference discussion on the new draft specifications for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science, the hot topic of the assessment and monitoring of the practical portfolio arose again and again. IASTA have decided to get the opinion of its members on this via this very short survey. It should take no longer […]

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TCD Master of Education (M.Ed) in Science Education

TCD have announced details of a new Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Science Education. The programme, aimed at science educators at all levels, “aims to give students the academic and practical skills they need to develop a critical understanding of the role of science education, research and communication in society“. The programme has both taught and research […]

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