- Is a cadetship in Greenkeeping for you?
Greenmount Golf greenkeeping cadet John Brendan Connolly has successfully completed the cadetship programme at the GUI Greenkeeping and Golf Academy in Antrim. JB, as he’s known to everyone at the CAFRE campus, has finished his level 2 Work Based Diploma ahead of schedule and is now hoping to set off for Ohio USA in September as part of the Golf Union of Ireland internship scheme
- Loughry students excel
National Diploma students at Loughry Campus are definitely well placed to get hired – a fact only too evident in a recent ‘apprentice’ style event held at Loughry. The annual New Product Development competition, which is run in partnership with Avondale Foods, saw five student groups innovating, developing and launching a range of added value vegetable based products
- UGS/Greenmount centenary grass event will focus on lamb from grass
On Wednesday 30th May there will be the opportunity to discuss good grassland management practices which maximise lamb performance and ultimately reduce costs/kg of gain. Experts can easily roll the target growth rates and grass covers for lambs off the tip of their tongue.
- Managing grass for profit at Greenmount Open Day
We are all well aware of currency or market price volatility. But grass growth volatility is something you don’t expect. Looking at the weekly GrassCheck bulletin this is how you would describe what has happen in 2012. GrassCheck in early March was recording twice the normal growth rate.
- Sampling food careers at Loughry Campus
Throughout the year a number of sixth form pupils took the opportunity to sample the work of a food technologist, by participating in the schools work placement programme at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus, Cookstown.
- Haylage for Horses – CAFRE Equine Short Course
An evening entitled ‘Haylage for Horses’ is being held on Thursday 24th May 2012 from 7.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. at the farm of Mr David Chambers, Tullynaskeagh Farm, 22 Tullynaskeagh Road, Downpatrick BT30 7EU
- CAFRE and LANTRA Meeting
CAFRE and LANTRA meeting at Greenmount Campus
- Greenmount students work with celebrity gardener
Greenmount students work with celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock at the Lissan House Garden and Vintage festival near Cookstown.
- Growing instructions for forget-me-not
Can you grow forget-me-nots?
- Growing instructions for sunflower
Can you grow a sunflower?
- Horticulture Celebrates the Greenmount Centenary
2012 sees the one hundredth year of education and training to the land-based industries at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus. Since 1912, education and training programmes in agriculture, horticulture and, more recently in floristry and veterinary nursing, have been delivered to thousands of farm families and their workers
- Diploma students ‘Chipping away’ on farm visit
As part of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture (EDA) programme, visits are encouraged to give the students an appreciation of the wider agricultural industry. This can include visits to both farms and agricultural businesses. Recently, a group of first year EDA students from Greenmount Campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) visited the arable Focus farm of Mr Ian McMaster, near Broughshane, Co Antrim.