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  • The ASA UCD Careers Forum will take place in UCD on 13th November.   17:30              Registration & Jacket Distribution. Refreshments served   18:00              Career Forum - Room...

  • ASA Banquet and Conference 2017 The Future of Agri-food Home Programme & Presentations SpeakersBanquet c Sponsors ASA Presidents Golf Day
    ASA conference 2017 celebrates 75 years   On Friday 8th September 2017, more than...

  • THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. TO REGISTER FOR THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL THE ASA OFFICE - events@asaireland.ie   We are delighted to announce details of the ASA retired member’s tour 2017. This year the tour will take place on Monday, 17th...

  • ASA International Study Trip 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN   The ASA International Study tour 2017 will be to The Netherlands, one of the world's largest exporters of agricultural and food products. This is an exciting opportunity to...

  •   May 24th - Teagasc Research Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway   The ASA ran a grass based drystock event at Teagasc Research Centre Athenry on Wednesday May 24th. Rotational grazing of drystock, improving soil fertility and maximising the...

  •   The ASA and Goodbody Stockbrokers are hosting a unique event on May 11th for those interested in the agri-food industry and its relationship with financial markets. Attendees at the “Finance and the future of Agri-food” event will...

  • Defining Agronomists Professional Profiles and Agricultural and Life Science Study Programmes 4/5 May 2017, Vienna, Austria         The annual conference of CEDIA (European Confederation of Agronomists...

  •   EU political stakes too high for bilateral trade agreement to be an option – Lucinda Creighton Ireland needs to plan for the worst and hope for the best – John Moloney   On 23rd March the ASA hosted a major forum to discuss and...

  • On Friday, 10th March final year WIT students participated in Mock Interviews hosted by the ASA. Mock interviews are an excellent opportunity for students to have a practice interview with representatives from the agri-food sector who give up their...

  •   The ASA mock interviews took place on 21st February, preceding the UCD Agriculture, Food Science & Human Nutrition Careers Day on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017. The annual event, organised by students, for students, warmly welcomed the...

  • The “Addressing Climate Change in Irish Agriculture” conference, organised by the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) was held in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wednesday 8th February. Over 120 delegates heard that a substantial and...

  • VENUE:Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin   DATE: 30th January 2017   TIME: 6.30pm – 8.30 pm   Over 110 young members gathered in Citywest Hotel where we heard from the HR team at Bord Bia, Teagasc and Glanbia...

  • Michael O'Donovan - Development of the new PPI for Irish farmsOver 130 members of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) spent a day at the Grassland Research Centre, Teagasc Moorepark on Wednesday 25th January 2017. The objective of the event...

  • Attention all agri service providers in the Kilkenny area! ASA Networking Breakfast Location:           Cillin Hill, Kilkenny   Date:                 Wednesday, 14th December 2016   Time:                 8am...

  •     The ASA held it's annual UCD Careers Forum on Monday 21st November. This event is part of ASA’s comprehensive range of supports to undergraduates and recent graduates.  Students heard the personal stories of agricultural science...

  • On Tuesday, 15th November the ASA hosted a Beef Nutrition Masterclass in the Grange Research Centre, Teagasc. This sold out event was attended by over 80 delegates.   Speakers included Dr. Alan Kelly, UCD who presented some of his current...

  •                                                                            ASA Members at Ballydoyle   The ASA was delighted to host its first event of the new term - an exclusive members only Equine...

  • Home Programme Presentations Speakers Sponsors ASA Presidents Golf Day Photos
    The 2016 ASA Conference and Banquet took place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September in the Lyrath...

  • The ASA were delighted to welcome once over 60 of our Retired Members and their partners to our annual retired members tour on Thursday 30th June 2016. For the year that’s in it, the day was themed around the 1916 events.  The group took had a...

  •     ASA Tillage Event The Jameson Experience, Midleton, Co. Cork 8.30am - 3pm 16th June 2016 On 16th June over 40 ASA members attended an information day at the Jameson Experience, Midleton. This was a unique opportunity...

  •   In May 2016, 30 ASA Members travelled to Denmark to gain insights around how the country has achieved number 1 status in agrifood innovation (LEI Wageningen UR Report 2013-036; Renwick et al 2014) and how a country with the same...

  • Where can science lead beef carcass evaluation? On Thursday 5th May over 50 ASA members gathered in the Charleville Park Hotel for a specialist beef event hosted by Dawn Meats.   The event, which was kindly sponsored by AIB provided ASA...

  • The ASA would like to invite you to a case study based discussion on the global agrifood giant, Hain Celestial on Monday 25th April in Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock. Hain Celestial acquired the Irish food company Cully...

  •   On Tuesday 23rd February, the ASA will once again host mock interviews for final year undergraduate students at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. The mock interviews, which have been hosted by the ASA for 20 years, provide...

  • Click Here: Speakers Presentations (Members must login to view)   Leading experts gather to discuss climate change and its impact on Irish agriculture   Delegates told Ireland well placed to continue showing leadership in the...

  • Farm forum recommends development of stronger working relationships in the regions   Agricultural Science Association (ASA) event discusses benefits of information sharing among those working closely with farmers   22nd January...

  • Event Photos Agenda 09.30    Registration/Tea & Coffee 10.00    Pregnancy nutrition Dr Tommy Boland B.Agr.Sc., PhD., School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, UCD 10.45    Lactation nutrition Dr Tommy...

  •     Darren Carty of the Irish Farmers Journal, Bryan Doocey of AIB and Sarah Maher of Alltech will talk about how they they manage full-time careers, family & social life and a home farm. Chairperson- Mary Phelan Irish Farmer...

  • Date: 25th November 2015. Location: Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise   At the recent ASA Careers Forum in UCD, ASA President Neil Keane spoke to students about the importance of ensuring their personal “digital brand” reflected the best...

  •   Event Press Coverage: Click: Western People 23.11.2015 Westmeath Examiner 05.12.15 below:   Click: Irish Farmers Journal online 21.11.15 Click: Agriland online 23.11.15     ASA – Aurivo...

  • Want to learn more about how to start your career once degree is secured? Speakers: Clodagh Kavanagh, Darley Flying Start Fergal Maguire, Teagasc Elaine Fenton, Alltech Ed Henrick, SONRU Speaker Presentations: (Click on name to view...

  • ASA Dairy Nutrition Master Class Series Please Note: All 3 workshops are now Full. Click Here Day 1: Speaker Presentations (Members must login to view) Click Here Day 2: Speaker Presentations (Members must login to view) Dairy...

  • This year, ASA will have a presence on the UCD Ag&Food Stand at this year's National Ploughing Championships. Come visit us on our Stand. Stand details: Stand No. 386, Row No. 22, Block No...

  • ASA Conference 2015 Lyrath Estate Hotel Friday 11 September Conference Partner     VIEW: ASA Conference - Message from President Eoin Lowry DOWNLOAD:  ASA Conference Programme 2015 DOWNLOAD SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS: Keynote Address:...

  • MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 26 August 2015  Finalists for ASA Novus Award Announced Novus Award FinalistsThe five finalists in the ASA Novus award were announced this week. The...

  • Building your Career Bookings Close at 4pm Tuesday 8 September A workshop on Developing your Career & Personal Effectiveness Download Details Here       Accommodation in Kilkenny, Thursday 10...

  •  ASA Banquet 2015 – Thursday 10 September DOWNLOAD:  ASA Conference Programme 2015    Banquet Sponsor     ASA Banquet 2015 Photos Derry Dillon, Macra na...

  • Northern Ireland Study Tour - in conjunction with AIB Thursday 18 & Friday 19 June 2015   // The ASA is grateful to AIB for its generous support for this important event in our wide-ranging programme of activities. Tuesday...

  • Advances in Knowledge and Technologies for Agriculture Conference Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly Organised by Teagasc and UCD In association with the Agricultural Science Association Click here to download full...

  • ASA Members’ Beef Tour Thursday 16 April 11.30am – 4.00pm  Kindly Sponsored by:   Title: Profitable beef finishing systems for specific markets. 21 April, 2015 ASA members enjoyed a very worthwhile outing to Kepak feedlot...

  • 51 ASA retired members enjoy great hospitality at their Annual Retired Members Outing. This year included a tour of Aras an Uachtarain, with lunch in the Ashling Hotel, followed by a tour of the Glasnevin Museum. Many Thanks in particular to Prof...

  • The ASA Mock Interviews for Final Stage WIT BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science & BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture students took place in WIT on Friday 20th March 2015. ASA hold these interviews to give students an opportunity...

  • Smurfit Business School, Blackrock, Co Dublin Tuesday 3 March 2015 12.30pm to 4.30pm “The new landscape for supplying retail multiples” Facilitator: Prof Damien McLoughlin, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School On Tuesday 3...

  • Download the: ASA Novus Leaflet Download the: 09.03.15 Novus application form ASA and Kerry Group Launch ‘Novus’ Leadership Award The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has today (Wednesday 3 March) launched an award aimed at...

  • 24 February 2015 Students Attend ASA Mock Interviews Almost 100 final year students in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science participated in ASA mock interviews held on Tuesday 24 February.  The initiative is part of the comprehensive...

  • ASA Members: Exclusive 33% discount for a 1 year digital subscription to farmersjournal.ie €79 instead of €119. This offer is only available to ASA members. Benefits of a digital subscription to farmersjournal.ie: Unlimited...

  • Members Enjoy Day Out In Kildangan Stud Friday 23 January 2015 Kindly sponsored by: GAIN Horse Feeds  Event Photos: ASA President Eoin Lowry and stud director await the arrival of...

  • At the announcement of the winners of the 2015 ASA/AIB professional work experience scholarships for UCD agricultural science students were Eoin Lowry (left) ASA President and Shane Whelan...

  • ASA Business Briefing EXPANSION THROUGH INNOVATION Business Briefing Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise Thursday 27 November 1.00pm-4.30pm     Thursday 27 November offered a unique opportunity to hear the views of Tom...

  • Room FS01, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science Wednesday 12 November Speaker Presentations now available to download: HelenTynan Scott Lovell Orla O’Dea Career Forum a big hit with students We had a great attendance of final...

  • ASA/AIB PWE Scholarships Launch For 2015 Location FSO1, Ag. Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4., Ag. Building, UCD, Belfield,, Dublin 4., Ireland View on map   Professional Work Experience Scholarships Launched We had a large...

  • ASA Conference programmes: 2014 2013  2012  2011 2010 Welcome to new ASA President Eoin Lowry   We welcome Eoin Lowry as the new President of ASA.  Eoin succeeds Seán Farrell whose term of office expired at our AGM on 12 September, in...

  • CAP Update Seminar “The new CAP for Ireland” Over 120 members attended the recent CAP Update Seminar in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Tipperary. Videos of Speaker presentations now for viewing on YouTube. Members only. Log in to view and...

  • ASA Members U.K. Study Tour ASA Members Experience the Best of UK Farming and Food A group of 30 ASA members have just returned from an intensive and very informative tour of south west England. The packed two-day itinerary took in farm...

  • Workshops On Dairy Expansion Thursday 22 May – Stamullen, Co Meath Thursday 29 May – Golden Co Tipperary Both from 11am to 4pm View Event resources for documentation relating to the event.     The ASA, in...

  • ASA Members’ Tillage Tour. Date: 30/04/2014    Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Location Durrow, Castle Arms Hotel, , Durrow, , Ireland View on map Members See Tillage Farming at its Best Members who participated in our tillage tour to...

  • UCD Management Development Programme Exclusively for ASA Members Final Session – Thursday 12 June 2014. Great Start to Management Development Programme The Management Development Programme, organised for ASA members and run by UCD, has...

  • ASA Members UPDATE On NITRATES DIRECTIVE Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise Thursday 20 March, 2pm-4.30pm View Speaker Presentations in Event Resources, for members only, so please Log in Members Get Updated on Nitrates and Soil...

  • ASA Members’ Equine Tour Coolmore Stud, Co Tipperary Thursday 6 March, 2014 Inspirational visit to Coolmore Stud ASA members participated in an inspirational visit to Coolmore Stud in Co Tipperary on Thursday 6 March. The visit was a sell...

  • UCD School Of Agriculture & Food Science Careers Day, Date: 18/02/2014 (All Day), Location: UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, , Ireland Download 2014 Ag. Graduate Booklet, in Event...

  • ASA Mock Interviews The ASA Mock Interviews were held in UCD, on Monday 17th February, for 4th years in Agricultural Science in UCD. View: Event Resources for list of ASA Mock Jobs 2014 • 16 Mock jobs on offer based on real jobs •...

  • ASA Career Forum Successful Careers Forum in UCD Our annual Careers Forum in UCD on Tuesday 4 February attracted a huge attendance of under-graduates. The event is part of our comprehensive range of services and supports to the next generation...

  • ASA/AIB 3rd Ag. Science UCD PWE Scholarships The ASA/AIB 3rd Ag. Science UCD PWE Scholarships, were launched in the Bin, Ag. Building on Wednesday 23rd October. Last year’s winners of the scholarships gave a presentation on their experiences...

  • ASA Members Autumn Beef Tour We had a big attendance of members for the ASA autumn beef tour and seminar which took place on 18 October at the ICBF beef progeny testing centre, Tully, Co Kildare. Members from many areas of the agri-food sector...

  • Annual Conference 2013 Annual Conference 2013 will be hold at Tower Hotel on 13/09/2013 (All Day) Conference Partner: Photos from this event: [gallery...

  • Tillage Tour Photos from this event: [gallery...

  • Equine Tour Willie Mullins training facility at Closutton, Bagenalstown.   Photos from this event:   [gallery...

  • Spring Regional Seminars Speakers at the well attended ASA spring economic seminar in Horse & Jockey, Co Tipperary, from left: Brendan Byrne, Bank of Ireland, Peter Bolger, ASA President, Dr Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick, Jim...

  • Business Management Seminar There was a very positive reaction from members who attended the business management seminars at the Smurfit Business School in Blackrock, Co Dublin. More than 50 ASA members drawn from all parts of the agri-food...

  • Launch Of PWE Scholarships Students give rapt attention during the launch of the 2013 ASA/AIB professional work experience scholarships. In UCD at the launch of the 2013 ASA/AIB student professional work experience scholarships were, from...