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Macra Agricultural Skillnet is again partnering with UCD to deliver this part funded and part time two year distance learning programme. The programme is delivered both online and face to face and gives graduates the skills and knowledge to support farmers in business development and innovation. Assignments are based on real life case studies relating to the student’s own work environment, reflecting the norms of practice in consultancy, support, sales and education services within the industry.  Modules include: Agricultural Extension and Innovation The Reflective Agricultural Advisor Agricultural Education Programme and Project Management Client Customer Relationships in Agricultural Work Group Approaches in...

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Agricultural sector soft skills training presented by Clare O’Keeffe, Nuffield Scholar, Certified Farm Transition Coordinator and Mediator and Enda Geoghan, Teagasc Advisor and qualified Mediator, in partnership with Macra Agricultural Skillnet Farm Succession Family Meeting: 18th June : Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise   A one-day roleplay  and hands on workshop on facilitating and mediating succession and inheritance conversations. This course is for the professional who communicates, facilitates and mediates directly with family farm owners, family members and their potential successors on the succession process.  This training will demonstrate a farm family meeting in conversation and discussion, from crafting the agenda to reaching a memorandum of understanding and...

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We are again partnering with UCD Professional Academy in 2024 to deliver a range of Diploma courses offered by the  Academy at substantially subsidised rates across IT and Digital, Management, Marketing, Leadership, Finance and much more. These courses are delivered in many formats to suit career and lifestyle including full-time online, on-campus and part-time morning and evening courses with a range of start dates from March and onwards.  See the UCD Professional Academy website for details of all available courses, delivery options and start dates   https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/ You can book and pay below and when you have done so, please email skillnet@macra.ie...

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Macra Agricultural Skillnet and ASA are delighted to launch a new leadership programme, delivered by UCC.   Future Agri Leaders aims to bolster the growth of present and upcoming leaders in the agri-food industry. For more information follow the link here.

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Macra Agricultural Skillnet are proud to support two of UCD's micro-credentials. These bite-size courses give you an opportunity to go more in-depth into Advanced Animal Nutrition and Communication and Agri-Innovation. These will be part-funded at 30%, making the course 30% cheaper for eligible participants. If you are interested in one of these courses click the links below to find out more or complete the expression of interest form below. Advance Animal Nutrition  Course Start Date - 22 January 2024 Application Deadline - 14 January 2024   Communication and Agri-Innovation Course Start Date -  20 May 2024 Application Deadline - 6 May...

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