Over the past couple of days I’ve been doing intern interviews for the Irish Farmers Journal and Irish Country Living. It’s a job I’ve been doing for close on 10 years and one I look forward to every year.

Many of the young people we interview come from a farming background and have a deep knowledge and interest in agriculture. Others grew up on farms and are completing degrees that will take them away from rural Ireland and agriculture. Some have relatives who farm and got their interest that way, others are passionate about rural Ireland.