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Ballina woman scoops top Teagasc Award

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Edel Boyd from Carrowmore Lacken, Ballina has been awarded the Mountbellew Agri College Best Farm Business Plan award sponsored by AIB.

Hodson Bay the host venue for Teagasc National Dairy Conference

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‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’ was the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which took place at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, recently.

Murphy critical regarding confusion over Teagasc programme fees

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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has said the confusion surrounding the fees which are being charged by Teagasc for farmers taking part in the Knowledge Transfer programme must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Mountbellew Agricultural College takes top prize at Macra Challenge Day

Students from each of the agriculture and forestry courses in Mountbellew Agricultural College participated in the recent annual Colleges Challenge Day, held in conjunction with Macra na Feirme and hosted in Mountbellew Agricultural College.

Mayo men complete Great Ethiopian Run for charity

Last month, 19 Irish volunteers participated in the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on behalf of Vita, an Irish NGO working in East Africa including three Mayo men which raised over €50,000.

JFC Innovation Awards set to reward rural businesses for their innovation

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Rural businesses are in line to win a share of €40,000 on offer from the 2014 JFC innovation awards for businesses in rural Ireland

Public meeting in Athlone to discuss job creation in renewable energy

A State agency is to host a meeting in Athlone this week to look at promoting job creation in renewable energy in rural Ireland.

NUI Galway launches postgrad programme in rural sustainability

NUI Galway has officially launched a new full-time master’s programme in rural sustainability.

Athlone Bower student heads for Euro science forum

Eileen Reidy from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone, will attend the Euro Science Open Forum 2012 in the Convention Centre Dublin, next Friday July 13. Earlier this year, Eileen participated in Agri Aware’s Green Dragon Secondary Schools Innovation Challenge where her idea of helping seeds to grow in drought conditions using hydrogel polymers (gel in which water is the main dispersion medium) won her the top prize of a €7,000 development fund. Along with this prize fund, Eileen was also awarded the opportunity to showcase her idea at this year’s Euro Science Open Forum, a week-long event that will be attended by over 6,000 scientists, business leaders, and government officials from across Europe.

Tullamore conference to discuss rural jobs

Rural entrepreneurs and rural development activists from all counties will be in attendance at the National Rural Development Conference in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore on Wednesday February 2. The conference was due to take place on December 2 but had to be called off due to the weather.

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