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The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) offers full-time and part-time courses for students aspiring to and staff working within the agri-food and land-based sectors.

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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 have approximately 1,800 students at our three campuses.


Our industry partners donate over 45 bursaries to support first year degree students.

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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26 Sep
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop for strawberries

Location Horticulture Centre, Greenmount Campus

Tuesday 26th September, 2:00pm – 4:00pmHorticulture Centre, Greenmount Campus, Antrim CAFRE are hosting an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop for…

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Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Training Awareness

Location Newtownards, Kilkeel, Castlewellan, Poyntzpass

Making best use of your Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) soil analysis results Farmers in Zone 1 (Down, South Antrim…

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Food Safety and Quality Specification Support

Location Loughry Campus

Are you a teacher delivering or student completing the GCE Nutrition and Food Science qualification? Finding the Food Safety and…


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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