Agri-professionals from across the world have arrived at Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co Cavan, for a five-day international training course on grassland production.
The course commenced on 8 April and is being delivered as part of the Teagasc ConnectEd programme. It will equip participants, who have travelled from Finland, Lithuania, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, with the knowledge and skills required to grow grass sustainably.
Mark Gibson, Teagasc ConnectEd Programme Director, said: “Ireland is world renowned for its highly efficient and sustainable grassland production systems. This week we have brought together Teagasc specialists, advisors, teachers and research scientists to provide participants with exclusive insights into Ireland’s grassland success story. This course is part of our wider strategy to expand education programmes for industry professionals nationally and internationally.”
The Professional Certificate in Grassland Production has been developed to meet the needs of working professionals and recent graduates operating in the field of grassland management. Participants will be immersed in the science, economics and skills required to sustainably produce and manage grassland. The course combines classroom lectures, practical demonstration and skills development. The programme also includes elements to support professionals communicate messages around grassland management.