Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk sustainability event kicked off in Teagasc Gurteen Agricultural College, Co Tipperary on Monday, March 2.
Over 300 students took part in the event, which is focused on the sustainability of Irish agriculture. The event series will run until the 13th of March, giving students the opportunity to gain a practical insight into Irish farms.
Various venues have opened their gates to take part in the series, such as Teagasc Farms and UCD Lyons Farm.
Speaking at the Farm Walk and Talk event, Agri Aware Executive Director Marcus O’Halloran said: “There are a lot of myths out there about Irish farming and food production but through these events students will get an accurate insight in to what a real working farm is like while learning about key topics and information that are relevant to the Leaving Cert course.”
“We all would be lost without agriculture as without it we wouldn’t have food or clothing.”
“There will always be an agriculture industry in Ireland so it is worth considering a career in agriculture today even if this is your first time stepping foot on a farm as it is a diverse industry with lots of opportunities and almost 170,000 people employed in the sector in Ireland.”
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