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Applications for IGA Student Travel Bursaries

Applications for IGA Student Travel Bursaries

Since its foundation, the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) have worked alongside the most progressive individuals in the farming, research, advisory and agri-industry sectors for the betterment of Irish grassland farming. This relationship has been significant in bringing Irish grassland technology to the forefront as an international science.


We are particularly interested in supporting young people prepare for their agricultural careers. Along with our other events we host a Student Conference and award two student travel bursaries annually. The Irish Grassland Association awards these student bursaries to support travel to conferences or events deemed to be of benefit to students undertaking postgraduate studies in grassland or grass-based livestock systems research in Ireland. A maximum of two bursaries of up to €500 each will be available in 2017.

Irish Grassland Association Student Bursary

Irish Grassland Association Student Bursary

The Irish Grassland Association was founded in 1946 by a group of like minded individuals who saw a need to advance and spread the knowledge of modern grassland management in Irish farming. 


Since its foundation, the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) have worked alongside the most progressive individuals in the farming, research, advisory and agri-industry sectors for the betterment of Irish grassland farming. This relationship has been significant in bringing Irish grassland technology to the forefront as an international science. 


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Student Conference Review

Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review 


The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held its annual student conference on two farms one sheep and one dairy. This event was kindly sponsored by the FBD Trust.

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review

Irish Grassland Association Student Conference Review


Sponsored by FBD Trust


Adam Woods and Donal Patton, Teagasc and Irish Grassland Association Council


Adam Woods Donal Patton


Adam Woods and Donal Patton


The 2014 Irish Grassland Association annual student conference was held on the Cavan/ Meath border to the dairy farm of Owen Brodie, Ryefield House, Virginia, Co. Cavan and the beef farm of Tom Halpin, Robertstown, Carlanstown,Kells  Co. Meath. 265 students from UCD, Dundalk IT, Teagasc Kildalton, Teagasc Ballyhaise and Waterford IT and Teagasc, Clonakilty attended this year’s event. Conference attendees were split in two groups, one visiting a dairy farm and the other visiting a beef farm. This year’s conference had a forum at the end of the farm tours where students took part in a discussion about opportunities for both dairy and beef farmers in a post quota era. 

IGA Student Conference Review

IGA Student Conference Review

On October 4th the IGA held its first student event in Kildalton College which was sponsored by FBD insurance.

IGA Student Conference 2011 Co. Carlow

IGA Student Conference 2011 Co. Carlow

On October 3rd the IGA held its second annual student event in Tullow, Co. Carlow

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