Sean launches young farmer training programme

Macra na Feirme National President and Roscommon native Seán Finan launched the Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet this week in the Irish Farm Centre alongside Minister of State at the Departments of Education and Skills and Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation with Special Responsibility for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, T.D. Representing Skillnets at the launch was Tracey Donnery.

The Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet will provide continuing informal training to young farmers.

Under the banner of a ‘Farm Cert’, the further training programme for young farmers will deliver the training and skills that young farmers decide they need themselves at a time that suits them.

The farmers pick the modules and Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet will deliver the required training. All training is focused upon delivering an outcome for the farmer.