IRELAND - Teagasc are now accepting applications for the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management Programme.
Dr Marion Beecher, Teagasc said: "The Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management will equip you to realise your managerial potential in dairy farming.
"This Level 7 Special Purpose Award was designed for those intending to manage their own farms, intending to work as dairy farm managers, or those seeking to enter dairy farming through a collaborative farming arrangement and eventually own their own herd, or farm.
"Graduates have gone on to work in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, or in Ireland as dairy farm managers, or as managers on their family farm."
The core element is a two-year paid professional work experience with approved dairy farmers. There is also the option to spend six months gaining work experience in New Zealand, which is strongly recommended to maximise participants’ exposure to different concepts and approaches.
The contact element of the programme is delivered in blocks at the Teagasc Animal & Grassland, Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, or Teagasc Kildalton Agricultural College.
Modules are delivered by an integrated team of highly specialised Teagasc staff including Moorepark Research staff, College lecturers, Dairy and Financial Knowledge Transfer Specialists, with inputs from guest lectures from the dairy industry and commercial dairy farmers.
To be eligible for the course, students must have a minimum qualification of a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Agriculture prior to the course starting. Applications are also welcome from Level 7, or Level 8 agriculture award holders.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 28 April 2017. Apply online at: Teagasc Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management
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