CAFRECollege of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (UK)
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Speaking at todays launch at the Winter Fair, CAFRE Director Martin McKendry said: We have been aware for some time that many dairy farmers not in a Business Development Group would like to have the opportunity for technical information and training.
The food technology centre offers an impressive learning environment for students, and we are very proud that the Systech gas headspace analysis and oxygen permeation analysis equipment has been chosen by CAFRE," said Andy Hazlewood, UK Technical Sales Manager for Systech Illinois.
CAFRE staff are on hand to discuss the wide range of food and equine courses also available to prospective students.
CAFRE Director Martin McKendry will also tell the 700 students graduating from more than 30 different courses from the colleges three campuses at Enniskillen, Greenmount and Loughry, that Brexit means they need a competitive edge.
Attended by some 300 farmers, industry representatives, agriculture researchers as well as students and advisors from CAFRE, the conference aims to highlight practical experiences of delegates on more efficient production methods.
The Translink NIRailways Safety Challenge has been part of the induction programme for first year Further Education Agriculture and Land Based Technology students at CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, Antrim since 2012.
Im delighted to see CAFRE showcasing their food courses and state of the art facilities which are available to both students and the industry to encourage creativity and innovative thinking, the Agriculture Minister added before wishing Northern Ireland ploughmen every success in the ploughing competitions.
Contract award notice: DARD / CAFRE Supply and Delivery of Fertiliser to CAFRE/AFBI.
Contract notice: DARD Agricultural Business Support to CAFRE.
The Minister welcomed a group of students from Kildalton College in Kilkenny to Stormont as part of their study exchange visit with CAFRE.
CAFRE will hold one training event for all eligible applicants before the end of March 2016.
The pilot broadband scheme at the two CAFRE campuses will allow students, staff and visitors access to free, faster broadband service through satellite solutions.