The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards are run annually by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA. The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the profile of young farmers within their community by recognising their achievements and contribution to farming.
- Drystock - Beef and Sheep Farming
- Optimising Land Mobility - Collaborative arrangements, shared milking, contract rearing etc
- Other Enterprises- Tillage, pigs, poultry, forestry, equine etc.
- Career Farm Manager
- The National Rural Network Biodiversity Award
Owen Ashton, a dairy farmer from Co Cork was crowned the 2021 Young Farmer of the Year