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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IASTA Science Week Event

All current and prospective members are invited to Airfield Farm and Gardens this Thursday, November 13th 2014, where the winners of our Science Week photo and video competitions will be announced. The finalists in each competition will also be in attendance. The winners of our biodiversity project will also be presented with the prizes along […]

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NCCA Publish Background Paper for LC Ag. Science Syllabus Review

The NCCA have published a background paper and brief for a review of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science syllabus. This document is available online here and is open for consultation. Teachers of Agricultural Science and other interested are asked to read the document and submit their response via this online form. According to their website, […]

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Agricultural Science Curriculum Development Group

The NCCA are seeking teachers or researchers to work on the new Development Group for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science curriculum with a view to completing the new specifications for the subject. If you have an opinion on the future of Agricultural Science in Ireland and feel you can contribute to the debate, you can complete […]

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UCD Agriculture, Food Science & Human Nutrition Information Evenings

The UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science are hosting two Information Evenings which aim to provide an overview of the 12 undergraduate degree programmes offered by the School, covering the areas of Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition. The first event takes place on Wednesday 15th October in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. The second […]

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PDST Ag Science Courses Autumn 2014

The PDST are holding a number of events for Agricultural Science teachers over the coming months.  “Striving for Success in Ag Science – What Works” will take place in various Education Centres around the country from the 13th to the 21st of October 2014. The workshop will include: An overview of the Ag Science course and […]

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IASTA Science Week Competitions

IASTA are proud to announce details of two new exciting competitions for Agricultural Science pupils, both in Transition Year and Leaving Certificate. There are some great prizes to be won, including a full class trip to Airfield Farm & Gardens for the winner in each competition as well as individual vouchers for the winners. Here’s […]

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Visit the UCD Stand at the National Ploughing Championships

If your students have a career in agriculture in mind then why not visit the UCD stand at the National Ploughing Championships to speak to staff about third level programmes in the School of Agriculture and Food Science. The stand is centrally located on Block 2, Row 24, Stand 346. Staff from the UCD School […]

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