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Letter re: farm placements for young farmers
Letters to the Editor
"We want to encourage aspiring farmers to go to agriculture college and make it an enjoyable, worthwhile experience." - Michael O'Dowd, IFA Dairy Chairman for Kerry
12 May 2022 News
Trainee farmers getting ‘raw deal’ on minority of host farms – ICSA
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA) is calling on Teagasc to ensure young trainee farmers participating in Green Cert placements are not doing 'pure manual work'.
27 April 2022 Features
‘Maybe I will start a grass measuring business’
Although not fully ‘horse’ retired, ex-jockey Pat Collins’s day job is now grass measurement –alongside dairy calf to beef and tillage farming. He speaks to Amii McKeever about keeping all the balls in the air.
Letter to the Editor: student experience at Gurteen College
"I would give my few days in Gurteen a decent Tripadvisor rating" - farmer in training, by email.
20 April 2022 Letters
Farmers and their photoshoots
The Dealer says classified sites and social media are full of heifers striking a pose these days. One wonders what makes a perfect shot.
15 March 2022 News
Money Mentor: Statutory obligations when hiring farm labour
Money Mentor Margaret Nolan outlines some of the employer's obligations and the employees’ rights when working on farms.
1 December 2021 Money Mentor
60% increase in part time and distance Green Cert enrolments in 2021
An educational experience where sustainability is ‘front and centre’ is ‘very important for future farmers,’ according to Teagasc head of education Dr Anne Marie Butler.
24 November 2021 News
Bruce Thompson on never really leaving the farm
Bruce Thompson’s family are on their eighth generation of farmers. The Laois man spoke to Fiona Alston about his career route out of and quickly back to the farm.
3 November 2021 Careers
Cosgrave’s farm?
The Dealer spotted that the CEO of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, has bought a farm.
6 October 2021 Dealer
Teagasc/FBD awards a window into a new era for farming education
The students recognised by Teagasc and FBD this week for their excellence could moonlight as a Village People tribute act, such is their diversity of experience.
31 July 2021 Opinion
Young farmers facing the industry's challenges head on
Niall Hurson and Noel Bardon speak to some of the young farmers who have taken the plunge about their experience so far.
7 July 2021 News
Part-time Green Cert courses on track to hit five-year high
Teagasc’s part-time and distance education Green Cert programmes are in huge demand.
30 May 2021 News