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Macra Attend European Plant Protection Conference

29 February 2016
Macra Attend European Plant Protection Conference
A delegation from Macra participated in an International Convention for plant protection in Europe and a CEJA working group hosted by German young farmers organisation BDL in Cologne Germany from the 25th to 27th February.
 
The working...

CEJA President meets Past Presidents

10 February 2016
CEJA President meets Past Presidents

Macra na Feirme Past President, Alan Jagoe, Carrigaline, Cork was elected President of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers, on the 7th September in Milan. Mr. Jagoe finished his term as Macra President in 2013. Alan is pictured recently...

Macra attends CEJA Working Group

28 January 2016
Macra attends CEJA Working Group
A CEJA working group took place in Brussels this week in Copa Cogeca headquarters. Seán Finan and Edmond Connolly attended on behalf of Macra na Feirme. They received an outline of working groups for the coming year with the Presidium to...

Expo Milano 2015 - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

22 October 2015
Expo Milano 2015 - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

By John Tully, Galway Macra

The Milan Expo, which runs for 6 months and will close October 31st next, has brought 20million visitors to Milan. 95% of the world’s population is represented on the 490 acre site with 145 countries, 3...

Macra Past President Elected to European Position

07 September 2015
Macra Past President Elected to European Position

Macra na Feirme Past President, Alan Jagoe, Carrigaline, Cork has been elected President of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers, this afternoon in Milan. Mr. Jagoe finished his term as Macra President in 2013.

During his time as Macra...

CEJA Working group on CAP simplification & TTIP

15 April 2015
CEJA Working group on CAP simplification & TTIP

A Macra delegation attended a CEJA working group in Brussels in April. The agenda featured a number of high-level DG AGRI officials who updated young farmers on issues such as CAP implementation and simplification. Macra and CEJA members...

CAP-Young Farmer Information meetings

20 January 2015
CAP-Young Farmer Information meetings

Macra is organising three regional events, for members, to provide young farmers with information on young farmer schemes in the new CAP. In association with IFAC Accountants.

 

 

Information will be available on:

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Springboard to successful farming – ‘Farm planning and taxation’

06 November 2014
Springboard to successful farming – ‘Farm planning and taxation’

Macra in partnership with IFAC Accountants will run two Springboard to successful farming – ‘Farm planning and taxation’ programs this November. 

The first program will be delivered on the 18th and 19th November in...

Macra attend CEJA working group hosted by Massey Fergusson in Beauvais

05 November 2014
Macra attend CEJA working group hosted by Massey Fergusson in Beauvais

A delegation from Macra attended a CEJA working group hosted by Massey Fergusson in Beauvais, France to agree a young farmer position on improving the functioning of the food supply chain.  CEJA is calling for an EU-level independent...

Macra participate at CEJA working group on young farmers’ day at Agritechnica

21 November 2013
Macra participate at CEJA working group on young farmers’ day at Agritechnica

A delegation from Macra attended a working group organized by CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers, on the subject of “Innovation in Agriculture: Young Farmers are the Future” at Agritechnica in Hannover in Germany.

The...

Young Farmer Regional meetings

09 September 2013
Young Farmer Regional meetings

To decide on CAP 2015 – 2021

As part of Macra’s consultative process on CAP the Agricultural affairs committee in association with IFAC Accountants are holding a series of meetings in the six agricultural colleges around the country...

Macra in Brussels to coincide with Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting

15 May 2013
Macra in Brussels to coincide with Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting

Triologue heads attend CEJA’s Future Food Farmers campaign

Macra attended CEJA’s ‘Future Food Farmers’ campaign in Brussels on the 14th May which involved a high-level press conference where Joris Baecke presented...

Macra Presentation at CEJA Round Table Seminar

07 March 2013
Macra Presentation at CEJA Round Table Seminar

CEJA, the European body representing young farmers recently hosted a round table seminar titled ‘Enhancing Youth Employment in Agriculture for a more sustainable future’ in Brussels. Macra was represented by Edmond Connolly, CEO, who...

MFF and CAP budget Deal Important for the Future of Irish Agriculture

08 February 2013
MFF and CAP budget Deal Important for the Future of Irish Agriculture

Macra na Feirme national president Alan Jagoe welcomed the agreement on Europe’s Multi Annual Financial Framework and CAP budgets by the European Council this afternoon.  Mr Jagoe welcomed the Irish governments negotiating stance...

CEJA Conference in Sweden

28 January 2013
CEJA Conference in Sweden

John Joyce and Kieran McEvoy, members of the Agricultural Affairs committee, along with Derry Dillon, Macra’s Ag Affairs Manager, travelled to Skovde in Sweden last week for a CEJA conference called "Young Farming". They were met...

Macra Call on Mep's to Vote in Favour of CAP Young Farmer Compromise Amendments

21 January 2013
Macra Call on Mep's to Vote in Favour of CAP Young Farmer Compromise Amendments

Speaking at a CEJA young farmers conference in Sweden today (Monday), Chairman of Macra's Agricultural affairs committee, John Joyce, has said the CAP compromise amendments to be voted on by agri MEP's in the EU Parliament on the young...

Gurteen College Claim Second Ag College Challenge Day Title in 3 years

16 January 2013
Gurteen College Claim Second Ag College Challenge Day Title in 3 years

The annual Teagasc Colleges Challenge Day in association with Macra na Feirme, hosted this year by Salesian College, Pallaskenry, took place on Tuesday 15th January. Six Colleges battled it out over a whole day of activity. The morning events saw...

Macra Welcome New Land Restructuring Relief

05 December 2012
Macra Welcome New Land Restructuring Relief

Macra welcome the introduction of a relief from Capital Gains Tax for farm restructuring proposed in their pre-budget submission to allow farmers to restructure their farm holdings without being liable for transfer taxes.

Mr Jagoe said,...

National seminar and workshop on Access to Land for Expansion – Practical Proposals

28 November 2012
National seminar and workshop on Access to Land for Expansion – Practical Proposals

Macra in association with IFAC Accountants are hosting a national seminar and workshop on “Access to Land for Expansion – Practical Proposals” on Tuesday 11 December in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise at 8.00pm.  48% of...

Macra Delegation to Travel to Brussels

29 August 2012
Macra Delegation to Travel to Brussels

Two members of the Agricultural Affairs Committee, John Joyce, Chairperson, and Bryan Daniels will travel to Brussels on the 15th and 16th September to make a presentation on behalf of CEJA. The event is part of the European Commissions '50...

Young Farmers must be a Priority under CAP – Macra in Europe

19 August 2011
Young Farmers must be a Priority under CAP – Macra in Europe

A delegation from Macra na Feirme recently attended a series of meetings in Brussels organized by CEJA The Council of European Young Farmers on CAP post 2013. The trip was supported by IFAC Accountants who are Macra’s partner for young...

Sarbu Report Highlights Age Crisis in Agriculture

19 August 2011

Following the presentation today to the MEPs from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the draft report on “Recognition of Agriculture as a Strategic Sector in the Context of Food Security” by MEP, Daciana Octavia...

Policymakers try to justify the CAP in Brussels: Who needs it?

19 August 2011

Press Release issued from CEJA
April 9th 2010

European Young Farmers gathered in Brussels on 7th and 8th April at their General Assembly and Working Groups and met with EU policymakers to address the issue of post 2013 CAP reform. The key...

E-Info n°16 from CEJA

19 August 2011

CEJA News and Activities and information including an introduction to the new Secretary General of CEJA Ms Pascale Rouhier. Download attachment

E-info 17/2010

19 August 2011

Inside you will find the latest news about the multifunctionality project, as well as an overview of CEJA activities. This week, several meetings have been organised with key European policy-makers in May and June. We will report to you in the...

Macra Attend CEJA Seminar Entitled The CAP Beyond 2013

19 August 2011
Macra Attend CEJA Seminar Entitled The CAP Beyond 2013

A delegation from Macra recently attended a seminar organized by CEJA entitled The CAP beyond 2013: Reinforcing the Role of Farmers to Better Meet the Needs of European Society in Seville from the 3rd to the 6th of February 2010.

Organised with...

Macra Delegation Attend CEJA General Assembly

19 August 2011

A Macra delegation led by President Michael Gowing are currently attending the CEJA (Council of European Young Farmers) General Assembly in Brussels where Macra will officially become full members of CEJA.

The future shape and direction of the...

IFAC Accountants : Macra’s Partners in Europe

19 August 2011
IFAC Accountants : Macra’s Partners in Europe

Macra na Feirme is actively working with CEJA the Council of European Young Farmers to develop and shape a declaration on CAP post 2013 from a young farmers perspective.

Macra na Feirme is actively working with CEJA the Council of European Young...

Friends of CEJA Newsletter 2010 Issue 1

19 August 2011

Macra's Young Farmers will find CEJA News and Activities, CEJA office visits, CEJA participation in conferences and workshops events along with an Overview of CEJA Activities in 2010 Download attachment