Saturday, August 8th a group of 32 MARL alumni and spouses arrived in Ireland for an extensive Ag Study trip.

The travelers did not rest after their flight. After arriving in Dublin they went to tour the Joe Hayden Dairy Farm, which produces cream for Baileys. Sampling was included. Joe Hayden also presented to the group about the Orchard Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. This is an example of agrotourism; facilitating team building- and other events at the farm.

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Joe Hayden and his dairy cows

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MARL alumni and spouses listening

The group visited the Tullamore National Livestock Show the next day. 60,000 people attended the show. The MARL alumni had the opportunity to meet the Irish minister of Agriculture: Mr. Simon Coveney. The day at Tullamore went by fast with a great livestock show, friendly people and a great day overall.

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Loy digging contest

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Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture: Mr. Simon Coveney

This MARL alumni event is completely paid for by it’s participants.


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