ASA Membership

The ASA is the professional body for agricultural science graduates in Ireland since 1942 with over 1700 members employed across the entire agri-food industry including government, departments, research, advisory, consultancy, education & training, agri-business, rural organisations, banking and the media.

Our vision is to be a dynamic scientific organisation supporting our members in leading and developing sustainable Irish agriculture and food related sectors.


ASA Membership Benefits 

  • Uniquely placed to provide the platform for networking, knowledge sharing, discussion and debate
  • Over 30 events per year including technical seminars, regional meetings, social events, farm business tours, sales training courses, ASA annual banquet and conference and many more.
  • Support your professional development through:
    • Knowledge exchange
    • Member communication including weekly jobs alert
    • Networking opportunities
    • Mentoring programme
  • Support you as you start out on your career path
  • Support you with your on-going career goals
  • Unique opportunities to connect and network with other Irish agri-food professionals.

Listen to what our members have to say:


Other member benefits include:

  • FREE or reduced fees to attend ASA Events. Avail of these opportunities to continuously develop your skills.
  • Exclusive attendance at ASA Member Only events
  • Discounted rate to ASA Annual Banquet and Conference
  • Receive weekly ASA Jobs and Events Alert ezine
  • Receive bi-annual ASA Digest Magazine
  • Opportunity to apply for exclusive ASA bursaries and awards
  • Job and Career Opportunities: Exclusive access to the jobs section of the website.


The ASA has secured a number of attractive discounts for members which include:

  • FBD Special Offers: €50 discount on any policy & 25% discount off your first year’s premium for Life and Serious Illness Cover
  • FBD Hotels and Resorts: 10% discount on bed and breakfast rates
  • IFA Member services: As an ASA member you can avail of exclusive offers with IFA Member service
  • IFAC Accountancy Fees: €300 off your first year’s accountancy fees (*only when availing of recorder/booking service)
  • Irish Farmers Journal – exclusive ASA Member discounts for digital subscriptions to — 1 year standard digital subscription for €119 (normally €139) a saving of €20, — 1 year Premium digital subscription with e-paper and archives for €139 (normally €169) a saving of €30.
  • Irish Farmers Monthly – receive a FREE copy delivered to your home each month
  • Advance Pitstop: 10% discount on car servicing and 5% off tyres

*Terms and Conditions apply. Offers subject to change. Please confirm with supplier prior to purchase.

Click here to view full membership benefits Member Benefits 2017