MCAST students invite Maltese families to the Agribusiness Open Weekend
Students and staff at the MCAST Agribusiness Institute are getting ready to welcome Maltese families to this year’s edition of the Agribusiness Open Weekend, between Friday 25 and Sunday 27 May, at the Institute’s premises, in Luqa Road, Qormi.
This popular annual event aims to promote the different career opportunities offered by the Institute’s full-time and part-time courses, while highlighting the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. Everyone is invited to attend this event, where they can visit the Institute’s facilities and even bring their own pets for grooming and advice from the Institute’s lecturers.
‘The Farm-to-Fork Cycle’ is the main theme of this year’s event. The process through which food and drink products go through before reaching our tables is a crucial aspect of our daily lives which we rarely think about. Through this three-day event, the students will encourage visitors to explore this process through various enjoyable activities. These include tours of the Institute’s animal husbandry units and fields, including the exotic animals room, displays of fish aquaria, interactive presentations related to animal welfare, veterinary care, beekeeping, viticulture and winemaking, organic farming, rabbit and poultry keeping, herbalism, displays of fresh products with information on their production stages, food and olive oil tasting, presentations by local NGOs, as well as talks and workshops on other agricultural issues.
The event includes a sale of local food products, herbs and plants produced by the Institute throughout the year. The students will also be presenting an exhibition of artistic photography portraying animals and local landscapes.
Opening times are on Friday from 1000hrs to 1400hrs, on Saturday from 0900hrs to 1300hrs and from 1600hrs to 2000hrs, and on Sunday from 0900hrs to 1800hrs. For more information, contact the Agribusiness Institute on firstname.lastname@example.org or 21 257 006, or join the MCAST Agribusiness Institute Open Weekend page on Facebook.
Back to Press Releases