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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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29 Nov
Brassica Agronomy

Location Comber

Are you a vegetable grower? Interested in learning from a specialist agronomist? Join us at McBride’s Comber and hear from…

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05 Dec
Building Sustainability – A Farm Labour Perspective

Location Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch.

CAFRE, the Ulster Farmers Union and The Dairy Council NI will be hosting an event on Labour Sustainability on Tuesday…

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Food Microbiology Specification Support

Location Loughry Campus

Book now to attend specification support seminars which will allow your science and food students to develop their understanding of…


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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