Amii McKeever has officially taken up the position of the President of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA).
Amii is a member of the ASA since 2004 when she joined as a graduate member and she first joined ASA council in 2008 where she served under five Presidents. Amii joined the council again in 2017 when she became Vice President.
Amii is the current Editor of Irish Country Living with the Irish Farmers Journal and previously held positions in Glanbia and the Irish Farmers’ Association. She graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in 2003, a Masters in Animal Science in 2005 and a diploma in Strategic Growth from Smurfit Business School in 2013.
Amii completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2011 and is a board member of Nuffield Ireland on which she heads up the communications portfolio. She is also a member of Ceres, the Women in Agri-Business Leadership Network.
Speaking about her Presidency Amii said: “In today’s world, agriculture has a crucial responsibility: feeding soon-to-be 10 billion people in a way which is – at the same time – ethically acceptable, economically and culturally viable, safe, socially and environmentally sustainable. We have heard today the challenges this presents and we must ensure that Agricultural Science graduates are in a position to contribute. The focus for my Presidency will be to continue to build the capability our members through a programme of events in the areas of professional development, upskilling on the latest science and the continued provision of important networking opportunities.”