AGMET was founded in Ireland in 1984, and has the full title of “Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology.” AGMET is a voluntary organisation which aims to bring like minded individuals together to help make better use of meteorology in Irish agricultural. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. Currently members are drawn from individual farmers to members of organisations including Met Éireann, Teagasc, The Geological Survey of Ireland, The Environmental Protection Agency, The Office of Public Works, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland as well as third-level academic universities & institutes. AGMET draws on the expertise of other organisations when required for knowledge about topics under discussion and review.
The main activities of AGMET are:
- the provision of support of agro-meteorology for professionals working in Ireland
- the publication of books about agriculture and the weather
- holding conferences on agro-meteorology
- the development of agro-meteorology education in Ireland
- awarding the Austin Burke Silver and Bronze medals for achievements in Agricultural Meteorology
The publications and conferences of AGMET are designed to bring the existing knowledge of agricultural meteorology to a wider audience.
Membership of AGMET is free and open to anyone with an interest in the area. Sign up to our mailing list to become a member and receive a free AGMET book!