Agriculture

The agriculture sector is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland and produces a gross output of just under £1.5 billion each year.

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With the current challenges and opportunities facing the agricultural industry it is essential that those considering a career in this sector are capable of adapting to change and availing of market opportunities. Agriculture courses at Greenmount Campus are highly practical and business focused and aim to develop students’ skills to enable them to work either on the home farm or to pursue a career in the agriculture sector.

Students enter the industry at different levels depending on their qualifications and experience. Our graduates now hold many senior positions in the agricultural and land-based industries.

Some graduates return to farming either as farmers or assistants on large farms. Successful farmers need to be technically and practically competent and be able to make good business decisions in a changing environment.