Farmer Focus: Ahern’s Organic Farm

“We are aiming for a 420 kg cow that will produce 500kgs of milk solids.” - Seamus Ahern (22) farms in partnership with his parents.

Feature: Nicola Baldrick

Nicola Baldrick (35) is a farmer’s wife, a mother-of-six, a freelance hairdresser and blogger.

Student Focus: Sarah Woodmartin

“I feel extremely lucky to have been brought up on a farm,” - Sarah Woodmartin (22) studies Animal Science at UCD

''Diversification is the way forward' - Campview Farm

“This is not an open farm; we allow visitors to see what is involved in a working farm from the farmer’s point of view.”

Feature: Iain Wright

“I hated it with a passion” - Iain Wright (23) withdrew from a construction course to chase his dream – farming.

Women in Ag: Maighréad Barron

"I wouldn't be able to be inside at a desk all day every day" - Maighréad Barron (25) is leasing a 100-acre dairy farm

Student Focus: Alison Stewart

“I've always loved animals and the outdoors,” - Alison Stewart (20) studies Animal Science at Harper Adams University.

Junior Farmer: Jamie Reape

“I would love to tour with the likes of Riverdance, but I don’t think I could fit in those tours around my farming duties.”

Women in Ag: Olivia Carroll

24-year-old Olivia Carroll - a mother-of-one - farms in her own right and works at Gurteen Agricultural College

K2Genetics making waves in cattle breeding

Kevin McDermott aims to offer semen from high-quality bulls through his fledgeling enterprise - KGenetics.

Dr. Fiona McGovern – Research Officer

“When you are a research officer, you are only as good as the team that surrounds you” – Dr. Fiona McGovern – Teagasc

Student Focus: Lorraine Farrelly

Lorraine Farrelly (22) has her own farm and studies Agriculture at DkIT/Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Junior Farmer: Martin Glennon

Martin Glennon (15) – a third-year student – is passionate about breeding and exhibiting cattle at agricultural shows.

Graduate Profile: Ronan Gorry

Ronan Gorry (28) on suckler farming, studying at WIT and UCD and his professional career.

Women in Ag: Marie Martin

Marie Martin invented a product to improve farm safety when she was 16-years-old.

Student Focus: Darina Gowen

Darina Gowen (22) – a fifth-generation farmer - studies Dairy Herd Management at Clonakilty Ag College and is on placement in New Zealand.