3. Dairying & Extension

In this episode, we’ll hear from two women in agricultural academia. One, working in dairy production, is starting out on her career, while the other, who is working in agricultural extension and innovation has built up decades of professional experience, at home, and overseas.

First we’ll hear from Dr Zoe McKay, who completed her PhD in 2018. During her doctorate Dr McKay was based at UCD Lyons Farm. In 2020 was appointed assistant professor of Dairy Production at UCD.

We’ll also hear from Dr Monica Gorman, a lecturer in agricultural extension and innovation at UCD, is a Wicklow native who grew up on a family farm. She worked in Tanzania and Sudan with Oxfam and Self Help Africa before returning to academia at UCD in 2013. We’ll also have a regular slot with Julie Dowsett. Julie brings us up to date each month with what’s going on inside the School. Today, we’ll discuss some of the courses and options that are on offer at the UCD School of Agricultural and Food Science.