Macra na Feirme are shaking things up at the Ploughing this year. Macra have worked with the NPA to provide a youth zone at the Ploughing for the 17-35 year olds attending. Located at Row 23, Stand 401, Block 3, there will be a chill out area for Macra members, a DJ and other entertainment, farm safety demonstrations and lots more. Macra will be able to sign up members on the spot and will have special offers for new members. The affiliation fee is €25 so make sure to keep aside the best money you’ll spend. There will be exclusive services like free wifi for Macra members so remember to bring along your membership card.

On the Tuesday of Ploughing, the 22nd September, Macra will launch their calendar highlighting Positive Mental Health. Created in partnership with St Patricks Mental Health Services ‘Walk in my Shoes’ campaign, the calendar is a tongue-in-cheek look at Macra and young farmers but will raise the serious issue of protecting your mental health. The limited edition calendar will be on sale at the Ploughing for €10 and stocks are expecting to sell quickly. The Macra models will be on hand selling the calendars at the Macra stand so go along and say hello. The calendars will also be available from the Irish Farmers Journal stand and the Walk in my Shoes/ St Patricks Mental Health Services stand in the Health & Wellness area.

As usual, Macra staff will be on hand to talk young farmers and rural youth issues. Why not pop along for a chat and cup of tea?

Macra will again host their annual “Macra Ploughing Class” in association with the National Ploughing Association. County rounds have been taking place throughout the country for the last few months and those winners will be going through to the final taking place at the prestigious NPA Championships.

So go along and visit them at Row 23, Stand 401, Block 3!

Facts

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  • Economic Impact of over €35 million