Young farmers spent more than €186m in local economies since 12015

It’s emerged that more than €112 million in grant aid was provided under TAMS II – Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, the majority of these provided at 60% grant aid.

This demonstrates the level of investment by young farmers on their farms since 2015.

This means young farmers have spent more than €186 million in their local economies across the Country.

Brendan Barry is the Chair of the Leitrim Beef Plan Movement.

He says it’s vital to support young farmers in the north west, many of whom are also holding down jobs outside of agriculture