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Nuffield Ireland announces 2021 Scholars

Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Ireland has selected 5 scholars for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarships The new scholars for 2021 are: Brendan Crosse, Cashel, Co Tipperary. In 2016, Brendan and his brother, Michael, got into farming by establishing a sheep dairy farm. Their business is Sheep Milk Ireland Ltd. They are currently supplying a number of […]

Nuffield Ireland 2019 Conference

The Nuffield Ireland Conference took place in the Castleknock Hotel on Friday November 15th 2019. Five returning scholars presented their topics Colm O’Leary – Farmer led animal welfare – an opportunity for the livestock industry Joe Lyng – Value in the market for grass-fed dairy product Karol Kissane – Review of perceptions of agriculture in […]

Karen Brosnan announced as new Chair of Nuffield Ireland

2019 Nuffield Ireland conference to address agricultures role in growing a healthy and sustainable society Nuffield Scholar, Karen Brosnan was announced as the new Chair of Nuffield Ireland at its AGM last night.  Originally from a dairy farm in North Kerry, Karen is a management, leadership and organisational change consultant with extensive experience in facilitation […]

Joseph Lyng – Value in the market place for Grass Fed dairy products

My initial interest in this topic arose from my daily work in Glanbia and being from a dairy background. As the Irish dairy farming community continues to expand a concern would be that, once processed, our nutritious filled milk would ultimately end up as a commodity being traded on the world market. However it was […]

Tommy Heffernan – A cow centered approach to a modern dairy industry

My Nuffield topic examines how by moving the dairy cow to the centre of the industry creates  a sustainable path forward for the cow, the farmer and the industry. I set out to examine the signals for success in dairy farming, examining the influence on stockmanship (people) on the health and performance of dairy cow. […]

Karol Kissane – Review of perceptions of agriculture in primary school students and opportunities for developments

Karol has spent the last 2 years travelling to the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines, Israel, the UK, Belgium, USA, Canada, Kenya, Italy and Australia investigating how agriculture is being presented to primary school children. During his travels he saw a wide spectrum of different methods of doing this, from farm visits which are incorporated […]

Nuffield Ireland 2019 GFP networking event – Taking on the Challenge

Every year Nuffield Ireland scholars travel with a group of their peers on a defined study tour.  This element of the scholarship is called the Global Focus Program (GFP) and it aims to do just that – provide a global perspective to the scholars in advance of them commencing their individual travel and topics of […]

Nuffield Ireland 2019 GFP networking event – Taking on the Challenge

Nuffield Ireland 2019 GFP networking event – Taking on the Challenge Date: 2nd July 2019, Horse and Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary The China Global Focus Programme (GFP) Nuffield Scholar group will visit Ireland for six days at the beginning of July. The 10 scholars on the China GFP began their journey on 5th June, and have […]