Backchat: children visit the farm
Ilka Denker
Over the course of two days, 450 children from 11 schools got to visit the Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College
13 April 2022 Careers
A big Wexford win for Certified Irish Angus
The annual Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition is always worth keeping an eye on - after all, the participants are the future of Irish agriculture.
6 April 2022 Ask Miriam
I feel out of the loop because I’m not in the school WhatsApp group
Dear Miriam, I feel out of the loop because I’m not in the school WhatsApp group; what should I do?
‘In Syria, it was the same life, playing sports and going to school’
In February, the Irish Farmers Journal and Macra na Feirme hosted a group of Afghan and Syrian refugees at Tullamore Farm. Amii McKeever went to meet them.
15 March 2022 Features
SuperValu launches Save the Bees campaign
The campaign’s aim is to educate primary school children on the importance of pollinators and how to protect them, writes Ilka Denker.
9 March 2022 Gardening
Winners show their mettle when everything is going wrong
Family farming and team sports have more in common than you might think.
19 February 2022 Feature
The primary school curriculum is changing, have your say
With the last primary school curriculum going through consultation and change in 1999, the societal and environmental changes since then present the need to develop a new curriculum.
16 February 2022 News
Agri Aware Farm Talk and Walk returns as in-person event
The Farm Walk and Talk series returns to give students a practical insight into agricultural practices, writes Ilka Denker.
16 February 2022 News
Farm books for children with dyslexia
Deirdre Dermody explains how giving children reading material about farming changed the game for her as a special education teacher. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
2 February 2022 Features
The son and heir – part 1
In this the first of a three part series, a mother writes of the impact her sons alcoholism has wreaked on their family.
26 January 2022 Features
Primary school programme Incredible Edibles returns
As an initiative to educate more children about healthy diets and food origin, Incredible Edibles returns for its 14th year, writes Ilka Denker.
29 November 2021 Education
Katherine’s Country: getting that dreaded phone call
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. The O’Learys received a phone call to be told one-year-old Ricky might have been a close contact, writes Katherine O’Leary.
17 November 2021 Katherine O'Leary