Timothy Quinn 2008 FBD Young Farmer of the Year

Timothy Quinn a 34 year old dairy and beef farmer from Claremorris in county Mayo has been named the 2008 FBD Young Farmer of the Year. The announcement was made by Bertie Ahern chair of the final judging panel on Tuesday, September 2nd at an awards ceremony in the Newpark hotel, Co. Kilkenny. Timothy has now won the top prize of a specially commissioned sculpture by Irish-based artist Joy Ledin, a travel bursary worth €2,500 and €1,000 spending money. Substantial prizes were also awarded to second James Patrick Croke a 32-year-old dairy and beef farmer from South Tipperary and third place winner Sean O’Brien from Imokilly in county Cork, Sean is a 30 year old Dairy and Beef farmer.
Macra na Feirme are compiling a survey on the opinions of Young Farmers. If you are a young farmer and have five minutes to spare please take this survey on the Macra website, www.macra.ie .Thank you for your time.

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