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farm surveys and data collation for Ireland's agricultural industry.

Acorn Agricultural Research

At Acorn Agricultural Research, we specialise in the provision of high quality quantitative and qualitative market research and data collation services for the State Research Agencies and Private Sector.

Agricultural Market Research

Our deep understanding of the farming industry gives us a strategic advantage. 

Farm Surveys

“We understand farmers so you can be sure that the data you get from our surveys is of the highest quality.”

On Farm Data Collation

We specialise in farm surveys and data collation for Ireland’s agricultural industry. 

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About Acorn Agricultural Research

Our vision and values

Since their foundation, farming and the whole Agri sector has been central to the people that make up Acorn Agricultural Research. From our base in rural Ireland, we understand the importance of the Agricultural Sector to the Irish Economy. 

“We understand the importance of the Agricultural Sector to the Irish Economy.”

The agri-food sector is the most important indigenous industry in Ireland at 24% of the Manufacturing Industry Gross Output, supporting employment of 173,000 people or 8% of the nation’s workforce.  With over €12 billion worth of goods exported annually, it makes up 8% of Gross National Income.  But, behind these statistics, it all starts with the farmer producing the best quality produce in order to support their family.  From this family farm has grown an enormous industry, processing and supplying premium products to every corner of the globe. 

At Acorn Agricultural Research, we have been privileged to work with each part of this supply chain, from the farmers, to the agricultural contractors, the agri merchants, the processors and research centres. Collectively, they all have the same goal: to continue to make Irish produce the best in the world.  We share this goal and continue to work with leading agri companies helping them become truly global leaders in their field.

See some examples of our projects and clients in our case studies 


  • We found Acorn research very professional to deal with. From the initial meeting where we discussed terms of reference, to their meticulous data collection, quantitative and qualitative research leading to results that gave us valuable insights to our business.”

    Brian O’Riordan,
    Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, Lely Atlantic Limited.
  • “We engaged Acorn Agricultural Research for data collection for a dairy genetics research project.  Joe built up an excellent relationship with the participating farmers enabling him to gather all the data we needed”

    Dr. Frank Buckley
    Teagasc, Moorepark
  • “Acorn Agricultural Research took a complex brief and after developing an AgTech tool specifically to meet our needs, they successfully and professionally gathered the data we needed from our clients.  I would highly recommend them.”  

    Dr. John Shortall
    DeLaval Ireland
  • ‘Our experience with Acorn was wholly positive, owing to the professional and holistic approach they took in their work. Each task assigned within the project was given expert care and due diligence, ultimately resulting in a report that both we and Acorn could stand over. We would definitely engage with this company again.’
    Dr. Catriona Duffy
    Maynooth University
  • “We needed someone to undertake a feasibility study for us to identify the market’s requirements for our product.  As Acorn Agricultural Research specialise in Irish agricultural market research, they were the obvious choice. They did an excellent job and I would strongly recommend them.”

    Andrew Conway
    Institute of Technology Tralee

Projects and clients