Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Institution: University College Dublin
Conor Holohan is a PhD student in animal and grassland science at the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin. He completed his BSc in Sustainable Agriculture at Dundalk Institute of Technology before receiving a Teagasc Walsh Fellowship to undertake his MSc in Agricultural Innovation Support at UCD, during which he explored the use of farmer discussion groups as a platform for knowledge exchange, and developed The Discussion Group Facilitators Handbook after a research period at Massey University in New Zealand. His doctoral research is based at UCD Lyons Farm and focuses on dairy cow nutrition and pasture feeding systems. As a Fulbright-Teagasc Student Awardee, Conor will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he will explore the use of pasture feeding on dairy farms in the Midwest and work on developing an extension program aimed at increasing the uptake and efficiency of grass-based milk production in Wisconsin.