Alltech and KEENAN to offer scholarships to students of Salesian Agricultural College
[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Irish agriculture companies Alltech and KEENAN are supporting the future of agriculture by offering two scholarships to students attending Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick for the Spring 2021 term. One full scholarship will be awarded to a second-year student in either the Teagasc Advanced Certificate in Dairy Herd Management or Dry Stock Herd Management that will include international work experience. The other full scholarship will go to a second-year Teagasc Advanced Certificate in Agricultural Mechanisation student with a work experience placement at KEENAN’s headquarters in Borris, Co. Carlow.
“In 2019, Alltech committed to quality education as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and we are proud to support the next generation of agricultural leaders through these scholarships and work experience opportunities,” said Cathal McCormack, country manager of Alltech Ireland.
Derek O’ Donoghue, principal of Salesian Agricultural College said, “Partnering with leading companies in the nutrition and machinery industry enhances our students overall learning experience. Along with building international relationships, this is an excellent opportunity for our second-year students.”
Eligible students of Salesian Agricultural College can apply to the college on or before the application deadline of November 1, 2020. Application forms will be available from Reception in Salesian Agricultural College from September onwards.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech delivers smarter, more sustainable solutions for agriculture. Our products improve the health and performance of plants and animals, resulting in better nutrition for consumers and a decreased environmental impact.
We are a global leader in the animal health industry, producing additives, premix, self-fed supplements and feed. Celebrating 40 years in 2020, we carry forward a legacy of innovation and a unique culture that views challenges through an entrepreneurial lens.
Our more than 5,000 talented team members worldwide share our vision for a Planet of Plenty™. We believe agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet, but it will take all of us working together, led by science, technology and a shared will to make a difference.
Alltech is a private, family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to our customers’ needs and maintain focus on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For more information, visit alltech.com, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Established in 1978, KEENAN is a respected leader in ethical and profitable farming solutions, focused on maximizing feed efficiency. Over the course of nearly four decades in business, KEENAN has earned a particularly strong reputation for manufacturing quality diet feeders.
KEENAN, a member of the Alltech family of companies since April 2016, feeds and interprets data from more than 300,000 cows from close to 2,000 farms in 25 countries around the world, representing one of the world’s largest field databases on dairy feed efficiency.
KEENAN prides themselves on continuous investment into new technology for the benefit of their customers globally. The company has evolved throughout the years, combining cutting-edge technological developments with breakthrough nutritional expertise.
A keen advocate for environmental sustainability, KEENAN has developed a range of solutions to enable farmers to overcome agricultural production challenges, improve rumen health and feed efficiency.