Student of the Year Award 2020

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Deirdre McMahon from Leagh North, Kinvara, Co. Galway was recently announced as the national winner of the 2020 Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year award.

Deirdre completed the Teagasc Distance Education Green Cert programme at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick and also has a degree in nursing. Having previously worked as a nurse, Deirdre is now involved in the operation of her family’s dairy herd. She continues to upskill and has completed CPD courses and participates in discussion groups including a women’s discussion group. Deirdre’s goal is to develop an efficient sustainable dairy farm enterprise. Deirdre was also announced as the winner of the dairy category of these awards.

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