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Ohio Programme

Ohio Programme

Agriculture work placements

CAFRE, in partnership with Ohio State University offer agriculture students the opportunity to complete a period of work placement in America. The programme allows CAFRE students to identify areas of their specialist interest to develop their practical experiences on large scale farms.

Past students have benefited from developing their knowledge and practical abilities on dairy, beef and arable farms. Normally students complete one year working in America and have the opportunity to experience the american life and culture attending baseball games, american football matches and visiting tourist attractions.

Ohio Programme Director, John Beardmore visits CAFRE to discuss potential placements, visa requirements, accommodation and any special requirements applicants may have.

Jack Nevin, a Level 3 Agriculture graduate completed his work placement year on a dairy farm in Michigan through the Ohio Programme – hear what Jack has to say:

Greenkeeping graduates

On completion of their qualification, CAFRE Greenkeeping graduates have the opportunity to apply for the Ohio State University Greenkeeping Internship Programme. Graduates joining this programme will work on a range of top tournament golf venues throughout America.

Ohio Programme Director, Michael O`Keefe visits CAFRE to discuss potential placements, visa requirements, accommodation and any special requirements applicants may have.

CAFRE Greenkeeping students have been studying on this programme for 15 years now and have worked on venues such as Pebble Beach , Plainsfield Country Club , Walpole Country Club and Congressional Golf and Country Club to name but a few.

All interns have benefited enormously from the experience and have found the Ohio State Intern badge along with a CAFRE qualification has opened many doors to greenkeeping careers worldwide.

Hear from Sam Steele, a former Foundation Degree graduate on placement in the USA.

Discover more about the Ohio Programme by visiting the Ohio Programme website.