Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Linguistic?

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Back

News

Education for Smart Farming

Developments in Farming Education to meet diverse needs of the 21st Century farm

Education for Smart Farming

The longstanding tradition of farming in Ireland continues to contribute a major source of economic activity for the country and is still the focus of rural Ireland. The farming tradition is steadfast, but the farming methods are changing and adapting to meet the needs of the modern technological age and labour market requirements.

Smart technology has taken urban centres by storm and it is now encroaching on rural Ireland with the rapid advancements of digital and biotechnologies leading to smart farming technologies. No longer a vision of the future, smart farms are now in operation in Ireland and farming education programmes are advancing to support this leap in farming practice.

A recent report Education Vision Report (2018) conducted by Teagasc outlines how farming education has responded to the changes to farming practice already in place and expected in the future.

Investment in education will lead to more clearly defined roles in farming and prepare farmers for the rapid changes coming down the line.

21st century farming will require more advanced skillsets to enable farmers to meet fundamental changes occurring at many levels. Key areas include entrepreneurship, transversal (personal), sustainable farming and digital technology skillsets.

Explore courses in the agriculture and farming sector here

Click here to read Meeting the Educational Needs of 21st Century Farming and learn more about the changes to farming education and practice.


The CareersPortal Team

Related News

Teagasc/FBD Insurance Student of the Year Announced 

Teagasc/FBD Insurance Student of the Year Announced
Posted by Teagasc

Coillte Forestry Graduate Programme Now Open 

Coillte Forestry Graduate Programme Now Open
Posted by Forestry

3,000 students leave the classroom and head for the farm this Spring! 

3,000 students leave the classroom and head for the farm this Spring!
Posted by Teagasc

Want to work in the agriculture sector? 

Want to work in the agriculture sector?
Posted by CareersPortal

Teagasc education and training for the land-based sector 

Teagasc education and training for the land-based sector
Posted by Teagasc