Local ACA members graduate at Limerick IT

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr Simon Coveney presented members of the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) with Level 9 Certificates in Business and Agriculture at a graduation ceremony in Limerick Institute of Technology recently.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr Simon Coveney presented members of the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) with Level 9 Certificates in Business and Agriculture at a graduation ceremony in Limerick Institute of Technology recently.

In a new course specifically developed by Limerick Institute of Technology for ACA, the modules included financial accounting, agricultural law and taxation and the qualification will be in addition to their current degree level qualifications and forms part of the up skilling and Continuous Professional Development Programme for ACA.

Speaking at the ceremony, President of ACA, Mike Brady said “it’s a tremendous honour for members and the course will greatly assist them in providing additional professional services to their farmer clients’ He added ‘the members have combined both their studies and running their own businesses the past three years and are duly rewarded for their hard work with their qualification todayWith huge opportunities for Irish farmers over the next decade, this course will give you the additional tools to help your clients achieve the targets discussed here today by Minister Coveney,” Mr Brady concluded.