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Bryan Daniels, Farmer - Dairy
After completing his Leaving Cert in Kilkenny College, Bryan went to Kildalton College to achieve an Certificate in Agriculture, and subsequently a Certificate in Farming. Coming from a farming background, Bryan has achieved several awards for the quality of his Farming.
Agricultural Science - I really enjoyed it and it gave me a good understanding of the basics in agriculture. Technical Drawing and Construction Studies - I enjoyed the hands on building as well as the planning and design aspect which has assisted me in planning and building my farm yard from the parlour, sheds, workshops and even my new house.
If I could go back in time I think I would of taken Business Studies to give me a better grasp of the financial aspects that are involve in my farming business.
Other places where I have gained knowledge are the Kildalton Discussion Group, Macra na Feirme Ag Affairs committee and study tour to New Zealand.
The certificate for agriculture in Kildalton College as it set the basis for everything I have worked from since.
I have completed an A.I course to assist with cow genetics. I attend quite a lot of information meetings that keep me up to date with the latest research and findings. I intend to do a wealth creation course - which is a financial planning course