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#Macra na Feirme

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie 80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms Macra Na Feirme

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms

A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.

14 things you'll understand if you grew up on a farm

Massey. Deere. New Holland. You must choose one.

From TheJournal.ie 'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide' Macra Calendar This post contains images

'I know too many young farmers who have died by suicide'

A new calendar aims to start a conversation about mental health in the agricultural community.

From TheJournal.ie Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success Young Farmer Of The Year

Pigs on a spit are the key to this young farmer's success

Meet Ireland’s top young farmer, Jonathan Marry (27).

Meath man's Macra na Feirme campaign video is a thing of beauty

It’s the most delightfully Irish thing you’ll see today, we promise.

From TheJournal.ie Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum Pastures New

Young farmers add their support for gay marriage ahead of referendum

If you’re surprised by that, there are a few other things you should know…

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s much more to Macra than farming' SOCIAL LIFE

'There’s much more to Macra than farming'

It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?

Irish farmer shows you how to make the perfect scrambled eggs

A good schooop of butter…

Invaluable dating advice from an Irish farmer

Bale ‘em, bale ‘em…

From TheJournal.ie What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately? Kindness

What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately?

Tell us in the comments – and find out more about the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness festival.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of harvesters combine for Guinness World Record attempt Combine Harvesters This post contains videos

Hundreds of harvesters combine for Guinness World Record attempt

“I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester…”

From TheJournal.ie Get those dancing shoes on and throw a spud on the barby Know Your Neigbour This post contains images

Get those dancing shoes on and throw a spud on the barby

From barn dances to barbecues, ‘Know Your Neighbour Weekend’ should have something for all the family.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you know your neighbours? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you know your neighbours?

You have a week left to organise an event for Know Your Neighbour weekend. But how well do you know them now – if at all?

From TheJournal.ie Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that. Opinion

Column: We don’t know our neighbours anymore. Let’s change that.

Changes in Irish society have meant people lost touch with the communities around them, writes Alan Jagoe.

How to get to Know Your Neighbour Come Together This post contains images

How to get to Know Your Neighbour

Community get-together weekend is coming up in July – here are some inventive ideas to get your event started…

From TheJournal.ie Thousands expected at Macra's Rally in Cork Macra

Thousands expected at Macra's Rally in Cork

Minister for Agriculture is due to open this year’s annual conference this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Compared to an office job, there is a difference’ Read Me

Column: ‘Compared to an office job, there is a difference’

Noel McCall broke with his family tradition to become a farmer. He tells TheJournal.ie about why he’s now better off – despite the early mornings.

From TheJournal.ie Macra's young farmers give their verdict on Irish celebs Macra

Macra's young farmers give their verdict on Irish celebs

Ear to the Ground presenter Ella McSweeney was voted agriculture’s number one sex symbol – but 16 per cent of Macra members didn’t know who Paul Galvin was…

From TheJournal.ie New research shows that nine in 10 of us know our neighbours Neighbours

New research shows that nine in 10 of us know our neighbours

A much smaller proportion regularly interact with their neighbours while 81 per cent of us would rather not have more interaction with our neighbours according to the survey.