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Agri-Careers Fair 2017, Growing Your Career

The Irish Farmers Journal

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (IST)

Agri-Careers Fair 2017, Growing Your Career

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Agri-Careers Admission   more info Mar 30, 2017 Free  

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Agri Careers by the Irish Farmers Journal and open eir at the RDS promises to be a one-stop-shop for all the agriculture and agri-food recruitment needs of both employers and employees.

The wider agriculture and agri-food sector doesn’t just need farmers and those with qualifications in ag science, but it also needs accountants, IT experts, engineers as well as people with an in-depth knowledge of agriculture from production  all the way through to processing, sales and marketing. Agri Careers will cater to all those needs, providing an arena for those within, and outside of the sector to explore how agriculture can benefit their careers.

What will be happening at the event?

The careers fair element of the event will host stands from employers across various sectors of agriculture and agri-food promoting vacant roles in their company and stands from third-level institutions promoting their agriculture and agri-food courses. Exhibitors will include meat processors, dairy processors and food companies, animal health, nutrition, genetics and fertiliser companies, machinery and engineering companies, agri-business and service companies, fertiliser, horticulture and forestry, retail and consumer, education and IT & Ag tech.

Schools Zone

We also have a specially designated Schools Zone for fifth and sixth year students interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture, agri-food industries. There will be a series of talks in the Schools Zone on the day specifically aimed at those still in secondary education who want to pursue further education in those industries – whether it is a PhD, an apprenticeship or a FETAC course. 


Confirmed exhibitors include: Glanbia, Dairygold, Aurivo, open eir, Kepak Group, ABP, Harper Adams, ASA, IT Tralee, Claas, Massey Ferguson, HRI, Colm Quinn, IT Carlow, Fyffes, Bord Bia, GMIT, Teagasc, MSD, McHale, Dairymaster, Ashbourne Meats, IFAC, Agri-Lloyd, Dawn Meats, Irish Farmers Journal, The Irish Field, Farm Solutions, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Grassland Agro, FRS Training, FRS Recruitment, Irish Farriery Authority, Ornua, Slaney Foods, Irish Country Meats, FTMTA, SAP Landscapes, UCD, Keenan, Alltech, Innopharma Labs, CAFRE, ICBF and IT Sligo with more to come! To view the list of exhibitors that will be recruiting at Agri Careers 2017 on 30th March please visit

Main Stage

There will be a series of talks taking place on the main stage from 11 am to 6:30 pm on the day. Topics include: Irish Farmers Journal and Friends, A career that travels, A day in the life, The Apprenticeship route, Successful Families, Farm to food business, Horses for courses, Billions in byproducts, MacGyver disguised as a farmer, Connected Ireland, Ag Tech, Beefing up your potential and Careers in an expanding sector.

Ag Tech

There will be an Ag Tech Hub present at Agri Careers including the Enterprise Ireland Ag Tech Village with different start-up tech companies exhibiting. There will be a stage with talks on various topics related to the Ag Tech industry including: Education – looking at Ag Tech courses and new skills required, Funding start up – What investors are looking for in Ag Tech companies, Ag Tech Start Up Showcase, The potential of drone technology and more.

Keep an eye on for further updates and announcements.

For more information about exhibiting or if you would like to book a stand at the Agri Careers Event by the Irish Farmers Journal and open eir on 30th March 2017 please visit 

For group bookings of more than 20 people please email or contact 01 4199584. 


Have questions about Agri-Careers Fair 2017, Growing Your Career? Contact The Irish Farmers Journal

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (IST)

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