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Search begins for Young Farmer of Year

Featured Pictured at the launch of the 2017 Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year are (l-r) Joe Healy, IFA President; Carolyn O’Hara, FBD; Kevin Moran, 2016 Macra/FBD Young Farmer of the Year and James Healy, Macra na Feirme National President. Pictured at the launch of the 2017 Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year are (l-r) Joe Healy, IFA President; Carolyn O’Hara, FBD; Kevin Moran, 2016 Macra/FBD Young Farmer of the Year and James Healy, Macra na Feirme National President.

 

It’s one of the most prestigious awards in the Irish agriculture sector and Macra na Feirme is pleased to announce that the search has begun for the 2017 FBD Young Farmer of the Year.

  Young farmers involved in sectors such as beef, dairy, sheep and others (including horticulture, pigs, poultry, tillage) are encouraged to enter and the winner of each sector will compete to be crowned the 2017 Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year.

  The winner of the 2017 Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year will receive a travel bursary and the opportunity to experience farm practices abroad while developing their skills. There will also be a new ‘Future Farmer’ award this year for an emerging young farmer under the age of 23. As in previous years, county winners will also receive an award.

  You can nominate a young farmer for Young Farmer of the Year or you can enter yourself by visiting macra.ie/youngfarmer. The closing date for applications is 1st of September.

 

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