Independent Farmer Representative sought for Dairy Advisory Committee

AGRISEARCH, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council, is offering a forward thinking milk producer an interesting and unusual opportunity.

“We are seeking an independent farmer representative to join our Dairy Advisory Committee, which plays a key role in identifying research projects of potentially great practical value to producers, “explained AgriSearch project manager Jason Rankin.

“Serving on the Dairy Advisory Committee involves only four meetings a year, but offers a unique insight into how scientists working with farmers can improve milk industry competitiveness.

“Those on the committee not only influence how funds are allocated for research, but themselves learn from fellow farmers and researchers. This is role for an enthusiastic milk producer interested not only in the business of running their own farm more efficiently, but in farming affairs far beyond their own townland, as AgriSearch is now involved with European consortia developing large scale Horizon 2020 projects..”

This unpaid appointment, apart from travelling expenses, is for three years and applications should be made by Friday, 23rd May.

For an informal chat on this interesting opportunity contact Jason Rankin, tel; (028) 8778 9770, who can also forward a simple application form.  Alternatively an information pack and application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

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