Ireland: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture


The United States and Ireland are intertwined culturally, economically, and politically. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge of livestock management practices, food processing and nutrition science, and food security in Ireland.
Participants will interact with owners of family-operated beef, sheep, and poultry production farms, representatives from national agricultural governing bodies such as Teagasc (Agricultural and Food Development Authority) and Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), staff at one of the world’s leading dairy and food production research centers (Moorepark), as well as faculty at University College Cork. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Program Dates: May 6, 2023 – May 19, 2024

Courses: Students will register for one of the following courses (3 credits each):

  • ALS 494: International Learning Experience in Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • AGI 194: International Learning Experience

Classes will meet in the Spring 2023 semester.


  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 7, 2024
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: Apply by November 15, 2023


Dr. Karl Jicha: