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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New Syllabus Information Evenings

The NCCA recently publish a background paper and brief for the development of a new syllabus for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science. The background paper, available here outlines the rational for the new syllabus and some of the issues facing the NCCA’s Syllabus Committee. It hopes to gain feedback from teachers and other interested parties and asks that […]

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IASTA Award Winners 2014

Last Thursday saw the first IASTA Awards night, organised to coincide with Science Week. There were several awards presented on the night, including the Marty Barrett Award for the highest mark in the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Exam. The other awards were for the winners and runners up in our three competitions held this year. […]

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