Number of awards received across the region in FBD Young Farmer of the Year

A number of awards were received across the region in this year’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year Final.

The final was held for the first time virtually on Friday on the Macra na Feirme Facebook page in what was the awards 22nd year.

The overall prize went to Dara Killeen of Galway who also won the Dairy category and took away the award for the Most Climate Change Conscious Young Farmer.

However,the evening saw a number of awards recognising young farmers in the Shannonside Northern Sound region including Christopher Scally of Roscommon who won the Dry Stock Category, Nicola Clarke of Cavan who won the Other Enterprises category, James Kiernan of Cavan winning the Best Emerging Young Farmer Award.

James Kiernan says it was great to get the recognition in his first year as a dairy farmer: