Young Farmers

No future for European milk production without young farmers

No future for European milk production without young farmers

The European Milk Board (EMB) recently held its biannual general assembly, with producers from 13 European milk-producing countries present. The...

April 30, 2021

Greater land designation ‘would have significant impact on young farmers’ ability to farm’

Greater land designation ‘would have significant impact on young farmers’ ability to farm’

Macra na Feirme appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and the Marine today (Tuesday, April 21) to discuss...

April 20, 2021

Ageing of Europe’s farmers ‘remains a major challenge’

Ageing of Europe’s farmers ‘remains a major challenge’

The ageing of Europe’s farmers is one of the greatest challenges that rural areas are facing, according to the European...

April 9, 2021

Climate challenges ‘can only be overcome by supporting young farmers’

Climate challenges ‘can only be overcome by supporting young farmers’

Young farmers “must be put at the front of any action on climate change”, with clear supports, Macra na Feirme...

March 24, 2021

Starting young: ‘I always got to help feeding calves, even if I did spill most of the milk’

Starting young: ‘I always got to help feeding calves, even if I did spill most of the milk’

While many events in a person’s life may attract them to work in agriculture, many young farmers tend to follow...

January 26, 2021

CEJA president steps down with successor announced

CEJA president steps down with successor announced

Jannes Maes has announced that he will step down as CEJA president in order to pursue a new professional opportunity,...

January 19, 2021

2,210 payments made under TAMS young farmers’ scheme

2,210 payments made under TAMS young farmers’ scheme

2,210 payments under the Young Farmers’ Capital Investment Scheme of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) II have been paid...

December 2, 2020

Definition of young farmers ‘must be urgently clarified’ – TD

Definition of young farmers ‘must be urgently clarified’ – TD

An independent TD has called for the age after which one is no longer considered a ‘young farmer’ to be...

November 12, 2020

Young Farmer Scheme: What applicants need to know

Young Farmer Scheme: What applicants need to know

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has written to all Young Farmer Scheme applicants with some advice on...

October 12, 2020

What does the Programme for Government say about live exports?

What does the Programme for Government say about live exports?

There has been a great deal of discussion during recent weeks and months over what the fate of live exports...

June 19, 2020

EU young farmers ‘need measures to protect futures’ in climate challenge

EU young farmers ‘need measures to protect futures’ in climate challenge

Young farmers are dedicated to playing their part in facing up to the climate change challenge – but measures need...

December 18, 2019

Tillage focus: ‘You can start small. You don’t have to start big’

Tillage focus: ‘You can start small. You don’t have to start big’

“You can start small. You don’t have to start big. You’re every bit as important as a small tillage farmer,...

November 3, 2019

IFA Future Leaders programme kicks off in Westmeath

IFA Future Leaders programme kicks off in Westmeath

Farmers from across the country, including 29 regions, gathered in Glasson, Co. Westmeath, to participate in the Irish Farmers’ Association’s...

September 26, 2019

94% of young farmers consider co-ops important for future

94% of young farmers consider co-ops important for future

94% of young farmer participants consider agricultural cooperatives important for the future of Irish farming, according to a new study...

July 31, 2019

LeadFarm: International training programme for young farmers unveiled

LeadFarm: International training programme for young farmers unveiled

The LeadFarm Project conference, featuring the work of European cooperative partners from Ireland and other states, was hosted by the...

July 24, 2019

Multi-million euro EU loans package could open ‘as early as next month’

Multi-million euro EU loans package could open ‘as early as next month’

Young Irish farmers may be able to avail of the newly announced €1 billion loans package – launched by the European...

April 29, 2019

Creed: Young farmers need ‘comparable living’ with peers

Creed: Young farmers need ‘comparable living’ with peers

Ensuring that prospective young farmers can make a comparable living with their peers in other job sectors is the “real...

April 29, 2019

‘We are the future of rural areas – we cannot be forgotten’

‘We are the future of rural areas – we cannot be forgotten’

The three main European organisations representing rural youth and young farmers – CEJA, Rural Youth Europe and MIJARC Europe –...

April 9, 2019