Dairygold awards bursaries to UCC Agriculture Science Students

Dairygold Co-operative Society has awarded two undergraduate bursaries to students undertaking the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at University College Cork (UCC). The course is anchored in UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences with input from across the university, and in partnership with Teagasc.

This year’s recipients are Jamie Magnier, Castletownroche, Co. Cork, and Jack O’Neill, Castletownshend, Co. Cork – both in their first year of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science at UCC. The students will receive an annual bursary for the duration of their four-year undergraduate studies and will also be offered the opportunity to conduct their 12-week industry placement with Dairygold.

Professor Astrid Wingler, Head, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences said: “We are grateful to Dairygold for their ongoing support and recognition of our students through this bursary programme. It is a testament to the quality and relevance of our curriculum, which combines scientific rigour with practical skills and industry exposure. I wish Jamie and Jack every success in their studies and their future careers.”

Sean O’ Brien, Dairygold Chairman, said: “Dairygold is delighted to extend our strategic partnership with University College Cork and Teagasc for the fifth consecutive year. Through our joint partnerships and initiatives such as the Dairygold Agricultural Science Bursary, we continue to invest in the future of agriculture, empowering individuals to drive positive change and innovation within the industry.”

Professor Frank Buckley, Head of Agricultural Science and academic director of the Agricultural Science degree programme at UCC thanked Dairygold for their “continued generosity and foresight in providing this fantastic award which aims to identify emerging young talent, and contribute to the development of the next generation of leading agri-professionals. “Our ambition from the outset has been to attract Ireland’s brightest and best, and as evidenced by demand for the course, and the calibre of students attracted, as exemplified by our Bursary winners today, we are certainly succeeding in this regard, and excited for the future,” he continued.

Frank complimented Jamie and Jack, congratulated them, and wished them well with their studies at UCC.