Farmer Time calls for more farmer participants
Janine Kennedy
The Airfield Estate initiative links school children with Irish farmers to help educate them about food production – but the farmers say they learn a lot, too. Janine Kennedy writes.
8 June 2022 Features
Irish teacher on living with the reality of school shootings in the US
Teacher Annie Burke from Tipperary has been teaching elementary school children in the US for six years. After the Uvalde school shooting, she spoke with Amii McKeever.
Backchat: children visit the farm
Over the course of two days, 450 children from 11 schools got to visit the Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College
A big Wexford win for Certified Irish Angus
The annual Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition is always worth keeping an eye on - after all, the participants are the future of Irish agriculture.
13 April 2022 Careers
I feel out of the loop because I’m not in the school WhatsApp group
Dear Miriam, I feel out of the loop because I’m not in the school WhatsApp group; what should I do?
6 April 2022 Ask Miriam
‘In Syria, it was the same life, playing sports and going to school’
In February, the Irish Farmers Journal and Macra na Feirme hosted a group of Afghan and Syrian refugees at Tullamore Farm. Amii McKeever went to meet them.
15 March 2022 Features
SuperValu launches Save the Bees campaign
The campaign’s aim is to educate primary school children on the importance of pollinators and how to protect them, writes Ilka Denker.
9 March 2022 Gardening
Winners show their mettle when everything is going wrong
Family farming and team sports have more in common than you might think.
19 February 2022 Feature
The primary school curriculum is changing, have your say
With the last primary school curriculum going through consultation and change in 1999, the societal and environmental changes since then present the need to develop a new curriculum.
16 February 2022 News
Agri Aware Farm Talk and Walk returns as in-person event
The Farm Walk and Talk series returns to give students a practical insight into agricultural practices, writes Ilka Denker.
16 February 2022 News
Farm books for children with dyslexia
Deirdre Dermody explains how giving children reading material about farming changed the game for her as a special education teacher. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
2 February 2022 Features
The son and heir – part 1
In this the first of a three part series, a mother writes of the impact her sons alcoholism has wreaked on their family.
26 January 2022 Features