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Odile Evans

The results of the 36th Macra na Feirme presidential and vice-presidential elections were announced in the Irish Farm Centre last week.
By Contributor on 13 April 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal interviewed James Healy minutes after he was announced as the 36th president of Macra.
By Pat O'Toole on 06 April 2017
With his two-year term as president of Macra na Feirme almost complete, the Irish Farmers Journal sat down with Sean Finan to discuss his tenure.
By Patrick Donohoe on 17 May 2017
New Macra president to be elected this Tuesday
The next president of Macra will either be James Healy or Odile Evans, with votes being counted on Tuesday.
By Pat O'Toole on 04 April 2017
CAP post-2020 is topic of concern for Macra presidential candidates
The two candidates for next president of Macra na Feirme have said that concerns over the next Common Agriculture Policy have shaped much of the hustings debate over the last month.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 March 2017
The race to be the 36th president of Macra Na Feirme commenced with the first debate in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co Leitrim.
By Peter Keaveney on 09 March 2017
Macra hustings start in Co Leitrim
The first of the Macra na Feirme presidential hustings take place in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim, on Tuesday night.
By Patrick Donohoe on 07 March 2017
Final Macra president and vice-president candidates announced
The final candidates for Macra president and vice president have been announced with the candidates for Leinster and Munster vice president running unopposed.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 01 March 2017
Weekly podcast: FTMTA show, pylons in Cavan and Macra presidential race
In this week's podcast, we preview the 2017 FTMTA machinery show, speak to another candidate in the Macra presidential race, and hear from farmers opposing the N-S Interconnector in Co Cavan.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 08 February 2017
The race to become the 36th president of Macra na Feirme is under way, with two names in the mix.
By Patrick Donohoe on 12 January 2017
Second candidate declares in race to be next Macra na Feirme president
A second candidate has entered the race to be the next president of Macra na Feirme.
By Patrick Donohoe on 10 January 2017
Weekly podcast: Teagasc outlook, managing dairy markets and Christmas gift ideas
In this week's podcast, we hear Teagasc's industry predictions for next year, interview ICMSA president John Comer, discuss issues with the dairy calf to beef system and talk Christmas gifts.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 30 November 2016
Weekly podcast: Brexit, glyphosate and Irish Country Music Awards
In this week's podcast we hear different reactions to Brexit, discuss the EU Commission's decision to extend glyphosate authorisation for 18 months and get a flavour of the Irish Country Music Awards.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 29 June 2016
In the first part of a new series, Odile Evans visits farmers in Britain to gauge the mood ahead of the Brexit referendum on 23 June. This week, two farmers make the case for leaving Europe.
By Odile Evans on 02 June 2016
Odile Evans starts a series on the impact of the LLAES to marginalised farming practises.
By Odile Evans on 17 March 2016
On a farm walk, organised by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers as part of its competitions weekend, Macra got the opportunity to see large-scale farming in action.
By on 10 March 2016
In the second part of our series on the state of the pig sector, Odile Evans looks at the problems facing the domestic producer.
By Odile Evans on 11 February 2016
Howlin says agriculture is
Speaking at the launch of a €7.5m development of Johnstown Castle in Co Wexford today, Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin said the Government has taken note of agriculture groups' requests.
By Odile Evans on 09 October 2015
Pig farmer is FBD's Young Farmer of the Year 2015
Jonathan Marry, a pig farmer from Tullyallen Macra in Co Louth, won the FBD Young Farmer of the Year title 2015 on 1 August 2015 at a banquet in Ballina, Co Mayo. Odile Evans reports.
By Farmers Journal on 02 September 2015
A day's work on a Swiss farm: milking at 5am atop a mountain – and getting 74c/l
Odile Evans is on an IFYE exchange in Switzerland representing Macra na Feirme. She is currently staying on an Alpine farm in Appenzeller.
By Contributor on 10 August 2015
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