Michelle Ward from Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny who went on to study a BSc (Hons) in Land Management discusses the importance of education in agriculture
What are you currently doing since you finished your degree?
I’ve gone on to do the BSc (Hons) in Land Management add on however, we do have a farm at home we farm suckler cows so there is always help needed.
Why did you choose WIT?
It was very near to home and I did not think Dublin was a good option for farming courses with it being a big city. Also, I did a bit of research online because I knew I wanted to do agriculture and the insight into the course on the website was very visual and informative so it that made my mind up for sure.
What stands out to you about your experience at WIT?
I thought the three years were great I cannot fault it at all to be honest. Being the only girl in my course all the lads were always there for me and very considerate to the fact that I was outnumbered in the course. Overall, we came together very strongly as a group which was great as it meant we were always helping one another.
What advice could you give to someone considering a BSc in Agriculture?
Well first of all if the interest in farming is there, go for it and especially if you are a looking at male dominating courses go for it you will not regret it. It may be hard work, but it is only three years and education in farming is becoming more important in Ireland even if you are only a small farmer. It’s a great course, the practical side is very strong as well as the theoretical and science part. There is a perfect balance and your guaranteed great help along the way.
Interviewed by Kayleigh-Ann Myles at Conferring 2018
Related CoursesBachelor of Science in Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Management in Agriculture