Irish Farm Managers Association

The 40-year journey: How one farmer progressed from manager to owner

The 40-year journey: How one farmer progressed from manager to owner

Farming on the outskirts of Mallow, Co. Cork, John Fitzgerald mapped his transition from farm manager to owner at a...

June 18, 2017

Farm manager course places to double

Farm manager course places to double

The number of students accepted into the Professional Diploma in Farm Management will double over the next two academic years,...

October 22, 2016

New job agency launched for farm managers

New job agency launched for farm managers

The Irish Farm Managers Association (IFMA) has launched a new jobs agency for Qualified Farm Managers and members. On Thursday...

October 20, 2016

Irish farming lacks ‘practically trained farm managers’

Irish farming lacks ‘practically trained farm managers’

The Irish farming industry is lacking practically trained farm managers, according to the Irish Farm Managers Association’s Chairman Gerry Twomey....

May 16, 2016

‘A complete generation of farm managers has been lost’

‘A complete generation of farm managers has been lost’

The ceasing of the Farm Apprenticeship Scheme in 2002 has had a negative impact on the number of trained farm...

November 15, 2015

‘Dairy farm partnerships must benefit all parties involved’

‘Dairy farm partnerships must benefit all parties involved’

Share farming and partnerships must benefit all parties involved, according to Pat Ryan of Capital Farms. Speaking at a recent...

November 11, 2015

Meet the Irish dairy farmer milking 90 cows on rented land

Meet the Irish dairy farmer milking 90 cows on rented land

Dairy farmers can not afford to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to making business decisions, according...

November 10, 2015

Pics and stats from Rockwell – one of the country’s biggest dairy farms

Pics and stats from Rockwell – one of the country’s biggest dairy farms

Rockwell College farm was founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in 1864 and is under new management this year with...

July 24, 2015

Three-fold increase in Dairy Farm Management course – but it’s not enough says Farm Managers

Three-fold increase in Dairy Farm Management course – but it’s not enough says Farm Managers

There has been a three-fold increase in the number of people applying to the Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management...

April 21, 2015

Green Cert is not good enough to become a successful farmer, say farm managers

Green Cert is not good enough to become a successful farmer, say farm managers

The current Green Cert does not equip people with enough skill to become successful farmers and needs to be changed,...

February 19, 2015