In 1996, a number of leading agri-food businesses identified the need for an independent body to provide the general public with information and education on the importance of agriculture and food to the Irish economy. As a result, Agri Aware was founded in 1996 by Bord Bia, FBD, the Irish Dairy Board, the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) and the Irish Farmers' Journal. Agri Aware is a Charitable Trust that is funded by the farming and agri-food industry (see www.agriaware.ie for patron details).
To convey the importance of the agri-food industry amongst the general public, Agri Aware delivers high impact educational and public awareness initiatives and projects for students and the general public. To find out more about Agri Aware and it's projects and events check out the Agri Aware website.