An IFA election with a difference is taking place at present. Francie Gorman and James Kehoe are battling it out for the south Leinster regional chair position, one that carries a place on the eight-strong executive board of the organisation.
Take a look back at Wednesday night's webinar debate, hosted by Pat O'Toole of the Irish Farmers Journal:
The two men share many similarities: both are drystock farmers, both have served as county chairs - Gorman in Laois, Kehoe just ending his term in Wexford.
They have been on national commodity committees - Gorman on livestock, Kehoe on sheep. Both are straight-shooters, forthright in their views.
The two men have debated the issues that concern members at virtual executive meetings of the six neutral counties in the region - Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin and Offaly.
Voting is taking place this week. The thousand-plus branch delegates and county officers have received their postal ballots and will be taking a look at the candidates.
This was a great chance for everyone to hear the main issues facing farming thrashed out between two passionate farmer representatives.
Following a year when the normal rounds of meetings have been denied us, it’s a great chance to take the temperature of farming.