UL urged to take the lead in agricultural education

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.WITH a new €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) about to be established at UL, the university has been challenged to take the next step and introduce graduate courses in agri-related disciplines.The DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies, including Arrabawn Co-op, Dairygold and Glanbia, and ten research performing organisations (RPOs), creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five-year term of the centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is hoped that the €25 million investment will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise long-term growth opportunities created by the anticipated increase of 50 per cent in the Irish milk pool by 2020 due to the abolition of milk quotas.Farmer and Limerick city and county councillor for Adare Rathkeale Emmett O’Brien said the announcement was “a step in the right direction”, but warned that this “can only be the beginning of a long-term investment into third level agricultural education in Limerick”.“Agriculture technology businesses play an increasing role in farming in Ireland, and if Irish farmers are to continue to compete on a world stage, then we must continue to invest in this technology and agri-economics,” continued Cllr O’Brien.The Independent councillor said he agreed with suggestions made by the ICMSA that UL should expand its agri-economics and agri-technology programmes, and that he believes Limerick City and County Council would support the college in this area.Cllr O’Brien concluded: “My only hope now is that the university continues to increase its agricultural courses and maybe someday soon boast a leading agricultural school within its campus.“This most recent investment should position Ireland among the world leaders in dairy innovation and prepare the dairy sector for the end of the milk quotas. It should also highlight to the University of Limerick, its capabilities in becoming a front runner in agri-education in Ireland.”Chairperson of Limerick ICMSA Thomas Blackburn welcomed the announcement, but also urged UL to ”go further and introduce specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agri-economics and other agri-related disciplines so that Limerick can position itself as a food hub and centre of excellence”.The farmer from Effin added: “UCC and CIT have really taken this onto the next level, and it’s a pity that our local third levels were so slow to see the massive pay-off that developing an expertise in this huge area of economic activity could  bring. ICMSA has the policies, expertise and commitment, we just need our universities and policy makers to work with us and move it forward.” Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleRussell calls for fans patience ahead of new seasonNext articleSetting up a Christmas surprise for boy racers in County Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSagricultureCllr Emmett O’BrienDairy Processing Technology CentreICMSAlimerickThe University of Limerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsUL urged to take the lead in agricultural educationBy John Keogh – February 12, 2015 918 Printlast_img read more

Alfred W. “Pete” Barhorst

first_imgAlfred W. “Pete” Barhorst, 90, passed from this life on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.Born on February 28, 1930 in McCartyville, Ohio, he was the son of Frank and Ida (Fry) Barhorst.Pete joined the United States Marine Corp. in 1951 and served in the Korean War. He married Laverne Waters in Millhousen, Indiana on November 26, 1953. He was a devoted father and hard-working farmer, as well as a proud member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, Indiana.  As a proud member of the USMC, Pete attended the Indy Honor Flight in 2015 and is a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion, Post 129.Pete is survived by his loving wife, Laverne Barhorst, his children: Ronnie (Carol) Barhorst, Tim Barhorst, and Sharon (Gary) Fischer and sister: Delores Simon. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Barhorst, and his brother, Norbert Barhorst.He was blessed with seven grandchildren: Rebecca (Scott) Rahschulte, Jason (Erin) Barhorst, Stephanie (Dan) Kress, Jacqueline (Davin) Jobst, Aaron Barhorst, Benjamin (Caitlin) Fischer, and Alexander Fischer, and eight great grandchildren: Madison Rahschulte, Ethan Rahschulte, Lauren Jobst, Morgan Jobst, Maya Kress, Sunny Kress, Harrison Kress, and Maxwell Fischer.Private Funeral services will take place on Thursday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by burial at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen.Memorials can be made in Pete’s honor to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Indy Honor Flight through Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Benitez: One game at a time

first_img The Spaniard, whose position was under scrutiny following his impassioned monologue against his title of ‘interim manager’ and the continued barracking of the club’s fans, maintains he will see out his contract until the end of the season. There are numerous hurdles to negotiate, though, beginning this week at Steaua Bucharest, who knocked Ajax out of the Europa League, and then next Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United. “One game at a time,” said Benitez, following Chelsea’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat of West Brom. Press Association He added: “We have to go to Bucharest before we can concentrate on this (the United) game. Both games are important, but one is just one game and one is two legs. “I’m really pleased after winning, without thinking what will happen in the future. We had to produce a good game, we did it. The players enjoyed it, the fans were behind the team. Everything was positive. What will happen in the next week, I don’t know.” The Old Trafford fixture, against Benitez’s old foe Sir Alex Ferguson, takes place between the Europa League last-16 legs with Steaua. The proximity of the matches means Benitez has a selection dilemma, with a Champions League spot in the Premier League the over-riding priority, but silverware desirable too. It will be intriguing to see if – and where – Benitez deploys captain John Terry. The Blues skipper, who is still managing his return from a knee injury, was again an unused substitute against the Baggies, having played at the Riverside Stadium. Gary Cahill was also on the bench after missing the Middlesbrough match with a virus, with Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz in central defence. “We have to manage the squad,” Benitez said. “You need fresh legs. We have to decide, that’s it. We have to manage his (Terry’s) fitness and be careful. He’s training. Match fitness and training sessions are two different things and he’s improving.” Fernando Torres was also named among the substitutes, coming on late after Demba Ba’s 28th-minute strike had proved the difference, and again, Benitez is happy with the options at his disposal. “We have two strikers with different qualities and they can do a job for us,” the Spaniard said. center_img Rafael Benitez knows that at Chelsea, perhaps more than any other club, it is important to take things game-by-game and he is not yet ready to look towards the FA Cup clash at Manchester United.last_img read more