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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 1,800 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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07 Feb
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Field Production

Location Greenmount Campus

Tuesday 7th February, 7:00pmTraining Centre, Horticulture Centre, Greenmount Campus 45 Tirgracy Rd, Antrim BT41 4PS CAFRE will host Koppert’s Technical…

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Options for Improved Nutrient Efficiency

Location Zoom

Thursday 2nd February, 8:00pm – Online webinarThursday 9th February, 8:00pm – Online webinar CAFRE in conjunction with Agri-Search and AFBI…

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Northern Ireland Sheep Programme Conference

Tuesday 21st February, 7:30pm – Greenmount Campus, AntrimThursday 23rd February, 7:30pm – Mellon Country Inn, Omagh Northern Ireland Sheep Programme…


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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