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The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) offers full-time and part-time courses to educate new entrants and support staff working within the agri-food and rural sectors to improve business efficiency.

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Choose CAFRE to develop your practical experience using our extensive facilities

of our graduates

Gain employment or progress onto further education within six months of completing their course.


You are treated as an individual at CAFRE; we’ve approximately 1,700 students at our three campuses.


Our industry partners donate over 60 bursaries to help fund the cost of your education.

Business Support

CAFRE is an integral part of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The college supports the agri-food sector through industry training, knowledge and technology transfer, benchmarking and business development planning.
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Upcoming Events

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20 Oct
Lean Management for Horticulture Businesses

Location Online - Webex

Wednesday 20th October, 7.00pm Neil Fedden of Fedden USP will deliver a webinar on LEAN Management for Horticulture Businesses on…

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21 Oct
Beef Webinar Series 2021: Sustainable beef supply chain initiatives in practice

Location Online - Zoom

Thursday 21st October, 8.00pm College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Livestock and Meat…

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22 Oct
Future of Food Packaging Webinar- Get ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax

Location Online

Friday 22nd October 2021, 10.00am – 11.30am The Northern Ireland Food and Packaging Industry is rapidly changing in response to…


Our three campuses are located on the outskirts of the towns of Antrim, Cookstown and Enniskillen. The spacious rural estates offer the perfect settings for students to explore.
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