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This page provides some background detail for visitors who are unfamiliar with the Society.

In order to attain its aim, the main activities of the Society are:

Organising an annual Young Researchers Workshop at which final-year undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, undertaken at Irish educational establishments, related to the agri-food industry and/or rural development, are presented

Awarding the Bob O'Connor Medal and a cheque for the best presentation at the Young Researchers Workshop

Convening an annual meeting to discuss important topics and conduct Society affairs

Organising an on-going series of seminars devoted to specific relevant subjects.

The papers presented may focus on results of recently completed research and/or provide 'insights from industry' on particular topical subjects. To promote discussion, relevant experts are invited to open the discussion on the respective subject

Publishing annual proceedings, which documents papers presented to the Society

Membership is open to all who have an interest in these areas. Current membership includes professionals in many areas of government (including policy makers), academia and industry.