The hunt is on for a 22nd Macra na Feirme Young Farmer of a Year. Young farmers concerned in dairy, drystock (beef and sheep), tillage, pigs, poultry, horticulture and other sectors are invited to enter.
The winners in any of zone will afterwards contest to be named a 2020 FBD Young Farmer of a Year.
The foe is sponsored by FBD and upheld by a Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The National Rural Network sponsors a endowment for Biodiversity Farmer of a Year.
There is also a ‘Land Mobility’ category, that will concentration on “farmers who arrangement innovative solutions to accessing and utilising land for farming”.
“This includes tillage arrangements that best denote a advantages of collaborations such as long-term leases, purebred partnerships, share farming, share milking and agreement rearing,” Macra explained.
Thomas Duffy, a boss of Macra na Feirme, said: “Every year a customary and description of entries demonstrates a best in farming.
The unapproachable tradition of a foe is in showcasing a best immature people in tillage and a hurdles they have overcome.
Meanwhile, John Cahalan, arch blurb officer for FBD Insurance, commented: “We are unapproachable to support an endowment that celebrates a achievements of immature farmers and their grant to farming.
“I wish all of a field a really best in this foe and titillate all authorised immature farmers to take partial and to showcase a subsequent era of tillage talent in Ireland,” Cahalan added.
The altogether leader of a Young Farmer of a Year endowment will accept a transport bursary of €3,000, while any difficulty leader will accept €500. All county winners will also accept awards.
Young farmers can commission themselves or another rancher by a Macra website. The shutting date for applications is Tuesday, Aug 25.
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