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Young Farmer

European young farmers set out three key areas for change in CAP 2020
The European young farmers organisation CEJA has published its position paper on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
By Odile Evans on 19 May 2017
Changes to the education requirements to apply for the Young Farmer Scheme or National Reserve has been criticised as 'severely limiting'.
By Odile Evans on 11 May 2017
Listen: Macra's new president on membership and levies
James Healy took office as Macra president last Saturday. He shares his plans for the organisation, from land mobility to funding and the role of active farmer members.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 May 2017
Macra na Feirme has welcomed the reopening of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme.
By Contributor on 27 April 2017
With the National Reserve and the Young Farmer Scheme now accepting only fully qualified farmers, those hoping to apply while completing their education as previously allowed are being shut out.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 April 2017
The Land Mobility programme aims to improve generational renewal in Irish farming.
By Contributor on 20 April 2017
‘Young farmer’ (5) driving pedal tractor stopped by German police
A young farmer, aged five, was stopped by police in Germany last week, after he was found driving his pedal tractor on a roadside at 9pm looking for a gas station.
By The Dealer on 10 April 2017
Application window opens for Young Farmers and New Entrant Start up Grant Scheme
Latest round of new entrant and young farmer support schemes now open.
By John Sleigh on 03 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
Macra welcomes opening of 2017 National Reserve
Applications for the National Reserve opened on Wednesday and Macra na Feirme president Seán Finan welcomed the news.
By Amy McShane on 30 March 2017
From a business degree to farming, James Wright has had an interesting farming career thus far.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
National Reserve 2017 now open
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced the opening of the online system for submissions to both the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme in 2017.
By Amy McShane on 29 March 2017
Last week in Brussels, Macra representatives outlined the organisation’s policy paper entitled 'Young Farmer Roadmap for Generational Renewal' on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
The role of luck is often overstated when it comes to success, writes Kieran Sullivan.
By Kieran Sullivan on 25 March 2017
Land Mobility Service - land mobility benefits recognised
Land mobility is providing real farming opportunities for young people who want to farm.
By Contributor on 06 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
Macra na Feirme takes 'full credit' for 2017 National Reserve
Macra na Feirme has welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed that there will be €5m in funding for the National Reserve in 2017.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 21 February 2017
Macra na Feirme has outlined its case for a National Reserve budget.
By Contributor on 16 February 2017
Over 90% of young farmers favour agricultural education for direct payments
Polls were carried out at CAP 2020 consultations around the country over the past few weeks.
By Amy McShane on 06 February 2017
Young farmers have little interest in new low-cost loans
Young farmers attending a CAP 2020 consultation meeting in Kilkenny are not as enthusiastic about the new low-cost loans now that they are available.
By Jack Kennedy on 03 February 2017
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