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About ASA

The ASA is a voluntary organisation and is the professional body for graduates in agricultural, horticultural, forestry, environmental and food science.

Our Vision

To be a dynamic, scientific organisation supporting our members in leading and developing sustainable Irish agriculture and food related sectors.

About us

With 1,600 members from every discipline of the agri-food sector, we are the voice of the agricultural profession in Ireland.

Our members operate across the entire agri-food sector both in Ireland and internationally including government departments, research, advisory/consultancy, education and training, agri-business, rural organisations, banking and the media.

We have been representing the Agricultural Science profession since 1942.

Our Responsibilities:

  • Promote Agricultural Science
  • Establish and maintain standards of professional agriculture and agricultural Science education
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional development for Agricultural Scientists
  • Act as the authoritative voice of the Agricultural Science profession in Ireland
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ASA Council Members

Tommy

Tommy Boland

President

Niamh-B

Niamh Bambrick

Vice President

George

George Ramsbottom

Past President

Barbara Keatley

Barbara Keatley

Secretary

John

John Tobin

Treasurer

Niamh-B

Niamh Bambrick

Council Member

Aodhan

Aodhan Brennan

Council Member

Anne

Anne Marie Butler

Council Member

Dale

Dale Crammond

Council Member

Jessie

Jessie Collins

Council Member

Odile

Odile Evans

Council Member

Nick Finnerty

Nick Finnerty

Council Member

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Shane Finnegan

Council Member

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Johnny Gleeson

Council Member

Catherine

Catherine Heffernan

Council Member

Susan

Susan Maher

Council Member

Philip

Philip O'Connor

Council Member

Eddie

Eddie Phelan

Council Member

Una

Una Sinnott

Council Member

Our Partners

We continue to build strong educational relationships with Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology.

We are also involved in educational initiatives such as Agri Aware and IASTA to get primary and secondary level students interested in agriculture and its role in society.

The ASA would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank all our sponsors over the last twelve. Without your support we could not deliver the services to our members and be the success that we are today.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to support the professional interests of members

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Scientific Integrity

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Professionalism

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Excellence

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Collegiality

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Diversity

Become an ASA member today

The professional body for agricultural science graduates in Ireland since 1942 with over 1600 members employed across the entire agri-food industry