Rural youth

New 4 Breeds Calf Show launched for NI

New 4 Breeds Calf Show launched for NI

Four of the North’s biggest continental beef breeds have joined forces to launch a new calf show event for Northern...

October 8, 2021

Applications open for CAFRE Advisory Group industry reps

Applications open for CAFRE Advisory Group industry reps

Applications have opened for four new members of CAFRE’s College Advisory Group (CAG). The group makes recommendations regarding the College...

October 6, 2021

Balmoral Show: New prize unveiled for NI’s top young beef handler

Balmoral Show: New prize unveiled for NI’s top young beef handler

Young beef exhibitors at this year’s Balmoral Show will battle it out in the ring to be the first name...

September 17, 2021

HCC launches new educational resources for schools

HCC launches new educational resources for schools

A brand-new platform and package of educational resources aimed at teachers and health professionals in Wales have been launched today...

September 6, 2021

Rural isolation key theme for NI’s ‘Uniting Opportunities’ programme

Rural isolation key theme for NI’s ‘Uniting Opportunities’ programme

Rural isolation is to be one of seven core issues tackled as part of a new wave of Northern Ireland’s...

August 10, 2021

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

The winners of the 2021 Dig in schools competition, celebrating 10 years of Open Farm Weekend, have been announced. The...

August 3, 2021

Young farmers plan 24-hour plough in 60-year-old tractor

Young farmers plan 24-hour plough in 60-year-old tractor

It might be a bit rusty around the edges and pack a tiny 25hp, but young farmers in the Northern...

July 14, 2021

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

Changes to CAFRE fees likely to impact families of migrant workers most

New legislation introduced as a result of Brexit could cut students out of agri-food education in Northern Ireland. The new...

July 12, 2021

New appointments announced for CAFRE advisory group

New appointments announced for CAFRE advisory group

A new chairperson and member have been appointed to the College Advisory Group, which oversees the College of Agri-Food and...

June 30, 2021

Next Generation Shepherds rise to Covid-adapted skills competition

Next Generation Shepherds rise to Covid-adapted skills competition

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has commended the finalists of its Next Generation Shepherd competition for rising to the challenge...

June 18, 2021

13 teenagers take calves home to rear in ABP’s agri-skills contest

13 teenagers take calves home to rear in ABP’s agri-skills contest

13 teenagers representing four Northern Ireland schools have been presented with a mini-herd of Angus-cross calves to rear. It’s part...

June 15, 2021

Teams impress judges at NI Angus Youth Challenge semi-finals

Teams impress judges at NI Angus Youth Challenge semi-finals

Pupils from across Northern Ireland (NI) impressed judges competing for a place in the 2021-2022 ABP Angus Youth Challenge Finalist...

May 22, 2021

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

Poots announces £75 million investment in CAFRE campuses

Northern Ireland’s agri-food higher education campuses (CAFRE) are set to undergo a transformation as part of a £75 million investment....

May 5, 2021

Northern Ireland agri-food businesses celebrate 2021 Apprenticeship Week

Northern Ireland agri-food businesses celebrate 2021 Apprenticeship Week

Northern Ireland agri-food business Lakeland Dairies is celebrating the benefits of helping students complete their training during this year’s Apprenticeship...

April 26, 2021

DAERA announces ‘digital poverty’ payments for CAFRE students

DAERA announces ‘digital poverty’ payments for CAFRE students

Students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) are to be eligible for a share of a...

April 22, 2021

2021 YFCU Club of the Year announced

2021 YFCU Club of the Year announced

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) has announced the winner of its 2021 Club Of The Year competition. Winning club,...

April 16, 2021

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) members have elected Glarryford YFC member Peter Alexander as their new president. More than...

April 16, 2021

YFCU reports losses at both club level and headquarters

YFCU reports losses at both club level and headquarters

Northern Ireland’s largest rural youth organisation, YFCU, is bracing itself to notify members of losses at both headquarters and club...

April 7, 2021