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LLCC Students Study Abroad in Ireland

A group of thirty students from Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) recently returned from a captivating 10-day agricultural industry tour in Ireland. From May 13 to May 23, these students had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Ireland's agricultural practices while exploring the country's cultural and historical sites.

The tour encompassed various locations of interest, including Kilkenny Mart, where students observed a lively sheep and dairy cow sale. They also visited local beef and dairy farms, gaining insights into the operations and practices employed by Irish farmers. At Castlecor Potatoes, a father-and-son team showcased their farm and packaging facility for potatoes and onions, providing valuable knowledge about the agricultural sector.

Additionally, the students visited Macroom Buffalo, the sole water buffalo milk farm in Ireland, witnessing the milking process and sampling the farm's delectable cheese products. The itinerary also featured Fernville Connemara Pony Stud, renowned for its specialization in breeding Connemara Ponies, as well as an aquaculture company dedicated to cultivating abalone.

Apart from agricultural experiences, the tour encompassed iconic locations and historic sites such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Rock of Cashel. Students also had the chance to visit Blarney Castle, where they encountered the legendary Blarney stone, Clonmacnoise, and EPIC – the Irish Emigration Museum.

This study abroad experience was made possible by the generous support of the Kreher Agricultural Trust.


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