The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) invites you to come along to their upcoming October Open Day. There you can find out about the excellent careers and courses available in the agri-food and land based sectors.

CAFRE Open day at Greenmount

Greenmount is the campus closest to Ballymena. They have lots of interesting courses to choose from.

Greenmount Campus is the centre of all things green – that’s agricultural, horticultural and environmental. The 200 hectares around the campus is used for arable, dairying and lowland beef farming. We’ve recently built a state-of-the art dairy unit for 180 cows with a 32 point parlour. This unit will incorporate the newest technologies in comfort
housing and cow handling, waste management and parlour systems.

Another 1,100 hectares of hill land, with 1,100 ewes and 100 suckler cows, is managed in an environmentally  sustainable manner to promote wildlife and protect habitats. Both farms are used by CAFRE technologists and advisers to demonstrate and promote the latest advances in agriculture and land use. Students get involved in these projects too.
We also have a constructed wetlands system, an artificial wetland which acts in a similar manner to the bio-filtration action of natural wetlands. There we channel waste water from the farm through a series of five ponds and at the end it is of good enough quality to release into a stream. Students use this site in their environmental science work.

CAFRE Open day at Greenmount

CAFRE say:

Our Open Days are timed to coincide with students completing University applications through UCAS and also with the opening of our own Further Education course applications for students leaving school after taking their GCSEs in June 2017.

Greenmount Campus Open Day – Wed 12 October 4pm-9pm
Greenmount Campus in Antrim is well known as the main provider of courses in Agriculture, Floristry, Horticulture, Land-based Engineering and Veterinary Nursing. If you are interested in any of these subjects, come along to our Open Day on Wednesday 12 October from 4pm to 9pm.

All of CAFRE’s courses will prepare you for a successful career in your chosen industry and make extensive use of the excellent teaching and practical facilities at each Campus.

Thinking College… Discover CAFRE and join us at one of our October Open Days.

For further information: Tel: 0800 0284291; email: or visit their website.