South East Branch Meeting

The South East Branch of IASTA are holding a meeting in the FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody on September 10th at 5pm. Zoe Devlin, author of Wildflowers of Ireland and compiler of the website of the same name, is going to give a practical presentation on plant identification. The evening will also include a review of the 2015 Ag […]

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IASTA Executive Meeting & Exam Review

IASTA will hold a meeting of their executive on Monday next, June 22nd, at Luttrelstown Castle and Golf Club, Castleknock. One item on the agenda will be the review of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science examinations, both Higher & Ordinary Level. There seems to have been a positive response to the Leaving Cert Agricultural Science papers […]

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Invitation to Teachers of Agricultural Science

These are exciting times for Agricultural Science as a subject on the Leaving Cert curriculum. The current 1969 syllabus is about to be replaced. The NCCA syllabus committee have held four meetings to date  with Liam Coyle acting as the IASTA NCCA representative on the committee.   IASTA ( Irish Agricultural Science Teachers Association): 1: Assist colleagues, […]

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UCD Summer School – Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

On Thursday June 4th, UCD will host a Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Summer School for (current) 5th Year pupils. This will be of particular interest to thinking of studying one of UCD’s degree programmes in Agricultural Science, Food Science or Human Nutrition. It should provide a great insight into life at the university as well as their leading […]

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IASTA Conference 2015 – A Huge Success

This year’s IASTA Conference was held in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Limerick last Saturday, 7th March 2015. The conference was entitled “Towards a New Agricultural Science Syllabus” and proceedings were opened by Mr. Mattie Kilroy. Ultimately today’s conference was an opportunity for Agricultural Science teachers to have their collective voice heard and to give […]

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Conference 2015

Registration is now open for the IASTA Conference 2015, which will focus on a discussion surrounding the new syllabus being developed by the NCCA and the formation of an informed and reflective response to their background paper. There is no cost to attend the conference but members are asked to register for the event. Lunch […]

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AgriAware Farm Walk and Talk 2015

Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk, 2015 will take place the week of 2-6 of March and is available to second level agricultural students across the country. Through curriculum-linked educational and exploratory tours at Teagasc Agricultural Colleges around Ireland, students will be given the opportunity for hands-on learning about a variety of elements of farming life […]

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Dates for your Diary – IASTA National Conference, AGM & Regional Meetings

IASTA are delighted to announce the date for our National Conference and Annual General Meeting. This important event will take place on the  March 7th 2015 in the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel in Limerick.  Registration will take place at 9.00 am and full details will be announced shortly. One of the items for discussion on that day will […]

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IASTA Western Branch Meeting – CANCELLED

CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER. The newly formed Western Branch of IASTA will hold a meeting at the Education Centre, Galway on Thursday 15th of January 2015, from 7pm-8pm. All are welcome.

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Irish Angus Producers Competition

The Irish Angus Producers have announced a return of their exciting competition for Irish secondary schools. Once again the IAAP are asking students of Agricultural Science to write a short 200 word essay on “on their understanding of Certified Irish Angus Beef. This essay can be based on the student’s understanding of the production of […]

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