- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Graduate from the CAFRE
The oldest campus at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is the Greenmount Campus which dates back to 1912 and opened its doors to a total of 11 students.
Courses and teaching
The college provides education and training for the food and land-based sectors. Courses on offer include; Agriculture, Equine, Horticulture and Food.
Enniskillen Campus offers Equine, Horse Management, Horse Care and Farriery courses. Greenmount Campus in Antrim offers Agriculture, Horticulture, Horticulture and Veterinary Nursing courses.
The Students' Council (affiliated with the National Union of Students) provides a lively programme of social, sporting and cultural activities throughout the year.
Teaching at CAFRE is spread across Greenmount (Antrim), Loughry (Cookstown) and Enniskillen and offer facilities to support the programmes delivered at each campus.
Each campus at CAFRE aims to provide accommodation for all first year full-time students. Laundry and recreational facilities are available, and meal plans can be incorporated into the weekly rent. The price range varies depending on whether rooms are en suite or standard, and whether meals are included.
There is a fully equipped library at each campus where computers are provided for general usage. There are numerous course-specific facilities on site ranging from a Horticulture Development Centre to the Golf and Greenkeeping Academy.
Greenmount has its own four-hole golf course, rugby and football pitches as well as its own gym.
Loughry has a recreation centre on-site which offers basketball, football, netball and archery sessions. This campus is also situated right next to the Mid Ulster Sports Arena.
Students at Enniskillen have a reputation for being horse mad and many regularly spend free time riding or taking care of the horses in the equestrian yard.