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Who will be ‘Young Farmer of the Year’?

Featured Pictured at the launch of the 2018 FBD Young Farmer of the Year in association with the IFA were current Young Farmer of the Year, PJ O’Keeffe from Callan Macra, Kilkenny; Carolyn O’Hara, Head of Sales, Munster FBD Insurance; Stewart Gavin, Farm Underwriting Manager, FBD Insurance; James Healy, National President of Macra na Feirme and IFA National President, Joe Healy. Pictured at the launch of the 2018 FBD Young Farmer of the Year in association with the IFA were current Young Farmer of the Year, PJ O’Keeffe from Callan Macra, Kilkenny; Carolyn O’Hara, Head of Sales, Munster FBD Insurance; Stewart Gavin, Farm Underwriting Manager, FBD Insurance; James Healy, National President of Macra na Feirme and IFA National President, Joe Healy.

 

The search is on for the 20th FBD Young Farmer of the Year. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA there are six additional awards on offer alongside the main prize in this landmark year for the event.

  This year there are awards for the Best Emerging Female Farmer, Best Emerging Male Farmer along with awards in Land Mobility and Farm Collaboration. The Land Mobility Award will focus on farmers who display innovative solutions to accessing and utilising land for farming. There are further awards too!

  The winner of the 2018 FBD Young Farmer of the Year will receive a travel bursary and the opportunity to experience farm practices abroad, while also developing their skills. As in previous years, all county winners will also receive an award.

  You can nominate a young farmer for one of the categories or you can enter yourself by visiting macra.ie. The closing date for applications is Friday, May 18th. County rounds must be completed by June 18th and Semi Finals will be held on July 18th, the final will take place on Tuesday, September 11th in the FBD Castleknock Hotel, Dublin.

 

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