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Articles Tagged ‘Young Farmers’

A balanced approach to life and farming


As the winner of the 2017 FBD Young Farmer of the Year Award, PJ O’Keeffe represents a new generation with a balanced approach to life and farming. Tomas Turley, on the other hand, has just retired from Teagasc after completing a 34-year career in the advisory services. Both men spoke to Matt O’Keeffe and shared some thoughts on the state of Irish agriculture.

Agri-digital natives fuel farming future


Digital natives are using consumer and agricultural technologies in myriad ways, such as data and records management, crowdsourcing solutions to problems, right the way through to promoting their farm and produce, writes Ethan Cleary, head of IT strategy at the Irish Farmers’ Association.

BEEF 2016 Open Day


BEEF 2016, a major Teagasc Open Day will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at Grange in Dunsany Co Meath. Thousands of cattle farmers from all over the country are expected to attend this major national beef event which is sponsored by FBD.

Co-op directors advised of key responsibilities in Irish farming market


“As the co-operative sector seeks further expansion opportunities and also copes with serious fallout from the Brexit decision, it must continue to promote a strategic vision and clear leadership in the interests of co-operative members,” said Martin Keane, President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS), at the 40th ICOS National Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin.

HSE to provide health and wellness advice at Ploughing 2018


The Health Service Executive (HSE) will be present at this year's National Ploughing Championships with HSELive, its public information service, to help improve health and wellbeing of the public and to give practical, helpful answers to any questions people have about their health entitlements and services. 

Macra na Feirme president supports EU young farmers survey


Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels today (Wednesday, September 27), Macra na Feirme national president James Healy has welcomed publication of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) survey of young farmers.

Young farmers fearful of Brexit – Macra na Feirme


Brexit is the biggest challenge facing the agriculture industry and young farmers, according to Macra na Feirme President Sean Finan. Speaking at the most recent meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to discuss Brexit, he expressed the disappointment and fear young farmers feel following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.