Category Archives: News

Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

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To meet the changes in UK Law, this Lantra approved training course is now being offered by Ceres Co-operative Members The 1st CLASS College This new and exciting 1 day course comprising of Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA), satisfies the new requirements within Northern Ireland, regarding the purchase and use of Rodenticide. Why is this […]


Great day at the Equine Breeding Conference

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CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus was the location for the Equine Breeding Conference held this week on Wednesday (4th November 2015).   It was well attended by delegates from all over Ireland as well as visiting Equine students from colleges in England and other parts of the UK. The conference from early afternoon to evening with an […]


1st CLASS College visits Lisahally Livestock Sales

Last night (Tue 3rd Nov), was the weekly Sheep and Lamb sales, commencing 8 pm at Lisahally. It was an ideal opportunity for Patricia and myself, to catchup with the farmers at their weekly gathering, to discuss everything from the price of lamb, to the current issues facing the sector particularly in light of the […]


The National Sprayer Testing Scheme

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This information coincides with our PA1 & PA2 courses, and is taken from issue 12 of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development information bulletin “Helping you Comply” Autumn 2014. From 26 November 2016, certain types of Plant Protection Product (PPP) application equipment (boom sprayers greater than 3m, air assisted broadcast sprayers and sprayers attached […]


Website renovation and New LANTRA courses!

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Ceres staff deliberated on the subject of their newly refined website today, adding new content and planning for the future of the website. The updates and the refinement is still underway with many new features being added (Such as new courses, news and deals on our prices!) The website will feature a large host of […]


Coming Soon. OCNNI Level 3 Award in Leadership in Forest Schools

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Forest School is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees, where people can develop a range of skills such as self-confidence, communication and team working by participating in outdoor tasks and activities. The OCN NI Level 3 Leadership in Forest Schools (QCF) qualification has been […]


Pathways to Rural Employment

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  Pathways to Rural Employment   The recent mini Agri advice event held at the Drummond Hotel Ballykelly on 19th October proved a great success. There were advice tables present from various companies and organisations involved in the rural sector in Northern Ireland, including representation from the NI Awarding bodies OCN (NI) and LANTRA on […]


Mini MBA

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  Lead partner: InterCollege (Denmark) Other Partners of the consortium: Asociatia EIVA (Romania) União das Freguesias de Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom e Jovim (Portugal) Public University of Ptuj (Slovenia) Método Consultores (Spain) CERES EUROPE (NI) (United Kingdom) Project Summary: The EU 2020 strategy sets out a target to reach a 75% employment rate for 20 […]


“Young Farmers Scheme” – Qualification Available

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  In 2015, the Single Farm Payment Scheme will be replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme, the Greening Payment and the Young Farmers’ Scheme.  The Young Farmers’ Scheme is an annual ‘top-up’ to the Basic Payment (for a maximum of five years) for those who meet the eligibility criteria listed below: Have established and activated […]


Raising Strong & Resilient Communities

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Key Action 2 Erasmus+ Project, with an over budget of approx £ 25, 000, (partner countries: Netherlands, Finland, Northerm Ireland, Spain, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia) Background and current setting: Economic and social times are changing, globally and in Europe. Communities are in transition, and not only through migration. Citizens are obliged to become more […]