Students chosen for AI training with Eurogene AI’s backing
FOUR lucky agricultural science students from St Augustine’s and Good Counsel College in New Ross, Co Wexford, are set to go on an AI training course thanks to the backing of industry specialists Eurogene AI.
The four students, pictured below with Good Counsel College Chaplain Fr Michael Collender and James Devine of Eurogene AI, are set to learn about the AI process and see for themselves the career opportunities that a training course like this one can open up.
Good Counsel College is largely made up of students from farming families. Many of them not only have a huge interest in the study of Agricultural Science, they also hope to continue working on the family farm.
“By way of trying to address the adventure and pressure of rapid expansion on dairy farms to coincide with the abolition of the milk quota, I am challenging the students on the need to consider farming as an enterprise, as well as seeing it as a way of life that will hopefully give them some satisfaction,” explained Fr Collender.
“And if they come from small family holdings, they have every right to a future in farming as the farmers who aim to milk two or three hundred cows.
“So I encourage them to value what they have, and what has been handed on to them, and perhaps to think about subsidising their future farm income with work opportunities outside the farm.
“It is within this context that I approached Eurogene AI to sponsor four of our students for training so as to encourage their skills and confidence, and provide them with the stimulus to consider their future,” said Fr Collender.
“James Devine of Eurogene kindly agreed.”
All four students come from farms and have plans to return home to develop their enterprises further, according to Fr Collender.
Eurogene AI is currently the only company to offer this kind of training course to secondary students in Ireland.
SPONSORSHIP: Front row: Fr Michael Collender OSA College Chaplain and James Devine, Eurogene AI. Back row (l-r): Caleb O Keeffe from Mulllinavat, Co Kilkenny, Eugene Buckly and Seanie Redmond, both from Rathnure Co Wexford, and Liam Walsh, Listerlin, Co Kilkenny