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Young Farmer

My farming week: Ronan Siochrú, Burnham, Dingle, Co Kerry
Ronan Siochrú is a young farmer from Dingle, who returned home from London to convert his fathers suckler herd into a profitable dairy enterprise.
By Alison Sinnott on 14 June 2017
A total of 42 applications were made to the Tillage Capital Investment Scheme. There were 11,780 applications to TAMS to date.
By Odile Evans on 01 June 2017
My farming week: Kevin McCaul, Lisarney, Cootehill, Co Cavan
Kevin McCaul is a young farmer who left ABP in Clones to take over the mixed dairy and beef farm in Lisarney, Cootehill, Cavan.
By Alison Sinnott on 31 May 2017
Seán Mullooly visits the father and son team of Michael and Conor Murphy who recently built a new cubicle shed.
By on 04 June 2017
It is important that young people interested in a career in farming are equipped with the right skills.
By Contributor on 25 May 2017
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
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
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
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
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