Stacey the only finalist from Wexford in Teagasc FBD awards
PIERCESTOWN student Stacey Duggan was one of the finalists in the recent Teagasc FBD Student of the Year competition, the only one from County Wexford.
The awards, sponsored by FBD Trust for the 30th successive year, were presented by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney who congratulated the 13 finalists chosen from almost 800 students who completed agricultural training programmes with Teagasc in 2014.
Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry BoyIe said that he was impressed with the high calibre of the finalists and students receiving the awards.
Christy Doherty, Head of Farm and Business for FBD said: 'We are especially delighted to support the Teagasc Student of the Year Awards as we now enter our 30th year of sponsorship with the competition. We congratulate all of the country's finest students in being here today as they represent the potential of our future industry leaders.'
There were 3,700 students on Teagasc further education and Teagasc Linked Higher Education programmes in 2014. In addition 1,500 students enrolled in part time and distance education programmes in recent months. A further 2,500 to 3,000 young farmers are seeking to enrol.