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Young Farmers

Emily Smith talks to three Scottish young farmers about their trip to the Oxford Farming Conference.
By Contributor on 11 January 2018
There are a range of travel opportunities open to Macra members in 2018.
By Contributor on 11 January 2018
Starting a business from scratch is a challenge in any industry. Barry Cassidy spoke to new farming entrants, Craig Malone and Katreen Malone, to find out how cashflow has become their key.
By Barry Cassidy on 11 January 2018
There is still a substantial number of young farmers who have not yet received payment through the scheme.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 04 January 2018
It’s a busy few weeks for those in the young farmer association who are attending two high-profile weddings.
By The Dealer on 04 January 2018
'Old’ young farmers given second chance at top-up
Omnibus Regulations coming in next year could mean changes to the Young Farmer Scheme.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 16 December 2017
Macra na Feirme has launched its new strategic plan for 2017 to 2023.
By Contributor on 14 December 2017
Farmers Journal Scotland is pleased to announce that it is the official media partner of the SAYFC's new Young Farmer of the Year competition.
By Odile Evans on 30 November 2017
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has adopted new rules, including active farmers, young farmer top-ups, producer organisations and greening, due to apply next year.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 November 2017
Scottish young farmers are optimistic about the future of agriculture. Odile Evans reports from the SAYFC 'cultivating change' conference.
By Odile Evans on 23 November 2017
We chat to Duncan Morrison and David Lawrie from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs about their 'Cultivating Change' conference in Stirling.
By Odile Evans on 23 November 2017
This week, Barry Cassidy spoke to Valerie Orr and James Cameron who have recently moved to Scotland from Northern Ireland to establish their new pedigree herd.
By Barry Cassidy on 23 November 2017
"The time is here for gender diverse management in agriculture at all levels," – Patricia Fouhy-Barry, Castlelyons, Fermoy, Co Cork.
By Letters to the Editor on 16 November 2017
In the first of a four part series on young farmers, Barry Cassidy talks to Jen Craig about working at home and getting involved in farm politics.
By Barry Cassidy on 09 November 2017
There could be changes ahead for the definition of an active farmer, increased supports for young farmers and changes to greening next year.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Speaking at a conference organised by the EU young farmers organisation, CEJA and DeLaval the European Commissioner for Agriculture stressed the importance of European young farmers.
By Amy Forde on 28 September 2017
The chair of the Scottish Beef Association, Neil McCorkindale, talks to Farmers Journal Scotland about the future for young farmers in the beef industry.
By Odile Evans on 07 September 2017
Pat Davitt, CEO of IPAV, spoke to William Conlon about the recent trends in the property market and what the future holds for the Irish land market.
By William Conlon on 24 August 2017
Over the next 10 years we should hopefully see a rebalancing of the industry between old and young to everyone’s betterment.
By John Sleigh on 20 July 2017
Calls for support for young farmers to be better targeted
EU auditors have called for EU support to be better targeted at young farmers in order to foster effective generational renewal.
By Amy Forde on 29 June 2017
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