The members of Mr. Jones' Form V Agricultural Science class recently visiting two farms in Kells, Co. Meath. The farms were owned by George Armstrong, who specialises in spring barley with some beef animals and Peter Strong, who specialises in Sheep but has some areas of forestry as well. Visits like these are extremely important to these pupils as they get a chance to see the theory they learn in the classroom transferred in practical terms on the farm. Each pupil will produce a project on each of the visiting farms which goes into their portfolio of practical experience, which in turn accounts for up to 25% of their overall leaving cert grade. We would like to thank the owners of the farms for facilitating our visits and also Nichola Armstrong for providing us with a wonderful meal and welcome. Here are some photos from the visit.