- 16-18 February 2017: NI Science Festival Roadshows – AFBI will feature in the Science Festival Roadshows touring Northern Ireland, bringing interactive science displays to Dungannon, Enniskillen, Newry and Coleraine. AFBI plant pathologists will run a botanical crime scene investigation workshop in Dungannon on 16th, followed by our freshwater fisheries scientists presenting invaders to Lough Erne and the impact they are having on the natural ecosystem in Enniskillen on 17th. At the third event in Newry on 18th, our food researchers will be asking people to guess how much carbohydrate, fat and protein is in common foods you might have in your kitchen and at our last roadshow in Coleraine on 19th we will have our marine fisheries researchers demonstrating what swims beneath the waves around the NI coast, some “nippy” characters, and how to age a fish.
25 February 2017: Open Day at AFBI Hillsborough – As part of the NI Science Festival AFBI invites you to come and see the work of our agricultural scientists at first hand on our working research farm in Hillsborough, County Down on Saturday 25th February. You’ll see how our research uses the latest technologies to find ways of making livestock farming more efficient while still protecting their health and welfare and minimising their environmental footprint. You will see how we help our calves get the best start in life, how we investigate ways to make our dairy cows as content and productive as possible and how animal slurries are used to produce heat and power for the farm. This is just part of the work you will see how AFBI science is helping our farming industry become even better. SOLD OUT!
28 February 2017: CIEL Feed and Forage Seminar – A seminar will be held at AFBI Hillsborough on Tuesday 28th February from 10am – 4pm. For further details and to register see here.
28 March 2017: AFBI Science Outlook Conference – AFBI will be holding a “Science Outlook Conference” on Tuesday 28th March which will focus on recent developments in science which will have a significant implications for the local and global agri-food sector. Key topics for discussion will include: protecting animal health; application of precision agriculture in grassland systems; and the challenge of sustainable intensification – producing more food with less environmental impact. More details will follow later.
10-14 May 2017: Balmoral Show – AFBI will be attending the Balmoral Show at Balmoral Park, Maze for the four days of the show. More details will follow later.
Other upcoming events
These events are broken up by sector and can be seen at the links below.