Win one of 5 €1,000 Agricultural Education Bursaries
Due to the popularity of the Irish Hereford Bursary Competition, over the past two years attracting interest from numerous aspiring students hoping to pursue a career in the agri-sector, we have decided to organise it again for the 3rd consecutive year.
The competition is funded by the Irish Hereford Breed Society in collaboration with Slaney Foods International and Lidl Ireland, who are delighted to support this programme again in 2018.
Here are two of the testaments received from previous winners:
“From start to finish, the competition was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, with many great people met along the way. It can provide students with a motivating challenge to show their interest in the industry which they will find themselves leading, in years not so far into the future. The scheme helped prepare me academically and financially for my studies at UCD and I could not recommend it enough to anybody planning a career in the agri-sector.”
Noel Bardon, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
“I would 100% recommend taking part in the competition to any young person with an interest in Irish agriculture. The entire process is incredibly rewarding and the experience you get is fantastic. I was thrilled to win a bursary, but more importantly for me was the work and study I put into the essay. It proved to me a passion and capability that I had for agriculture and cemented my decision to become more involved in the farm.”
Hannah Quinn Mulligan, Croom, Co. Limerick
To be in with a chance of winning one of these bursaries, candidates should submit an assignment entitled: “A Young Farmer’s opportunities and challenges in Beef Farming”. Discuss (maximum 2,000 words) with their name, address and contact number clearly displayed on their assignment, by e-mail no later than Friday 31st August 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten qualifiers will be contacted by phone on Monday 10th September and will be required to attend the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore on Wednesday 19th September to be interviewed by a well-known figure in Irish agriculture who will select the final 5 winners.
For further details of the programme please see Terms and Conditions at www.irishhereford.com. In case of queries, students may contact the Irish Hereford Breed Society Ltd. on 044/9348855.