The 20th FBD Young Farmer of the Year will be crowned on September 11 at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), there are six additional awards on offer alongside the main prize in this landmark year for the event. Young farmers involved in sectors such as beef, dairy, sheep and other enterprises (including horticulture, pigs, poultry, tillage) are invited to enter and the winner of each sector will compete to be crowned the 2018 FBD Young Farmer of the Year.
According to a survey of professionals working within Ireland’s agri-food sector, Brexit and Sustainability are the two biggest challenges facing the industry today. The findings of the annual Agricultural Science Association (ASA) Member Survey were released in advance of the ASA Conference ‘From Trade Wars to Consumer Trust: The Challenge for Agri-Food’, which takes place in the Killashee Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare today (Friday, September 7).
The Health Service Executive (HSE) will be present at this year's National Ploughing Championships with HSELive, its public information service, to help improve health and wellbeing of the public and to give practical, helpful answers to any questions people have about their health entitlements and services.