Whenever past students or staff of Greenmount meet it is not very long before stories start to flow and the reminiscing begins. The phrase most often heard when stories begin is "It was the best year of my life." Greenmount - Land of Learning by Derek Alexander traces the fascinating story of Agricultural training at Greenmount from the first tentative steps outside Antrim to the eventual purchase of the hill-farm at Glenwherry and the current cutting-edge developments and research. The first years were dogged by low attendance and old-timer assertions that farmers were "born not made" but after both world wars the student population expanded and many still remember such larger than life characters such as Anthony Brady the ploughman, and the no-nonsense Matt Boyd. But always the main purpose was to train men and women for the agri-food, farming and horticultural industries. The continuing high success rate and world-class reputation proves that the last 90 years at Greenmount have indeed been "well spent."
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 24th June 2004
Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 26.6 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.174