Young Farmers

Young farmer CAP supports in focus as Macra meets ministers

Young farmer CAP supports in focus as Macra meets ministers

High-level talks were held this week between ministers at the Department of Agriculture and Macra na Feirme – with a...

September 9, 2021

AGRIFISH told: Young farmers ‘key’ to unlock rural potential

AGRIFISH told: Young farmers ‘key’ to unlock rural potential

Young farmers are a “key component to unlock the potential of rural areas”, according to European young farmer association CEJA....

September 7, 2021

Macra members urged to return and ‘make a difference’

Macra members urged to return and ‘make a difference’

Members of young farmer and rural youth organisation Macra na Feirme are being urged to return – and “make a...

August 25, 2021

Minister Charlie McConalogue discusses young farmers

Minister Charlie McConalogue discusses young farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue said the medium-term prospects for Irish agriculture are good. He told Agriland journalist...

July 7, 2021

CAP Strategic Plan: Where will young farmers stand?

CAP Strategic Plan: Where will young farmers stand?

Draft details of Ireland’s National Strategic Plan for the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were recently shared with farm organisations...

May 27, 2021

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