UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science become Agri Aware's newest patron

University College Dublin’s School of Agriculture and Food Science has ibecome the newest patron of Agri Aware, the Irish independent agri-food educational body.

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest University and is ranked within top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide. UCD is the only university in Ireland with a dedicated School of Agriculture and Food Science.

The addition of UCD to Agri Aware’s seventy-plus patron base reflects the importance of education in growing a thriving agri-food industry. 

Pictured at UCD Lyons Research Farm are Richard Moeran, Chairman, Agri Aware; Deirdre O'Shea, Executive Director, Agri Aware; Professor Alex Evans, UCD Dean of Agriculture, with Leaving Certificate students from Coláiste Chiaráin, Leixlip.

Commenting on this new partnership between Agri Aware and UCD, Agri Aware’s Executive Director, Deirdre O’Shea said, “I am delighted to welcome UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science as a new patron to Agri Aware. As a graduate of UCD, I am very excited about this collaboration which I believe will further strengthen our position in Agri Aware to educate consumers about the importance of farming and the agri-food sector. UCD offers among the best opportunities for anyone looking to pursue a career in the agriculture, food or nutrition field.”

Agri Aware Chairman, Richard Moeran added, “I look forward to working with UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, Agri Aware’s newest patron member, to engage the general public in the importance of our agri-food sector in Ireland.”

Commenting on the patronage, UCD Dean of Agriculture, Professor Alexander Evans said, “Over the last 20 years Agri Aware have made an enormous contribution educating society about the importance of agriculture and food. The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, as the first destination of choice for students in Ireland interested in developing their careers in agri-food, are excited about strengthening our connections with Agri Aware to identify and deliver new opportunities to improve awareness about the evolving impact of agricultural science, food and nutrition in the complex world which we all live.”