Chance for young farmers to upskill
The closing date is looming for applications for the Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme.
The programme, launched by Macra na Feirme’s Young Farmer Skillnet in association with Dawn Meats, is designed to help ambitious young farmers to develop their farming skills, their businesses, and commercial awareness. The programme will run for eight months and will equip participants to: Analyse and evaluate their own business and to make choices for future growth and efficiency; Understand the customer requirements in the retail marketplace and how as beef farmers they can meet those requirements;
Identify practices on their farms that can enhance sustainability and profitability; Share and communicate the knowledge gained from the programme with their fellow young beef farmers; Perfect their communication style when dealing with people — from farm staff and contractors to the bank manager. Applicants can apply online at macra.ie/ybfsp and have until September 3 to do so. Places are limited. The successful participants will be introduced at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly, which runs from September 19 to 21.