IFJ Know Your Agriculture Table Quiz Rules


Sponsored by the Irish Farmers Journal


  • To encourage members to explore and improve their agricultural knowledge.
  • To encourage members to read all publicly available agricultural literature and to further intensify the discussion of agricultural issues by their county’s Young Farmers Discussion Group.

Team Size

Teams must consist of four members.


Two entries per county/region are allowed.


Team members must be 17 years of age or over and under 35 years of age on September 1st, 2020.

Two members per team of each of the previous year’s county/region representative teams can participate the following year.

National winners are ineligible to compete for two years.


All stages of the table quiz competition consist of six rounds, each having 10 questions under the following categories:

  • Dairying
  • Drystock
  • Grassland and tillage
  • Competitions
  • Farm management (including taxation and farm grants)
  • Agricultural policy
  • Machinery and safety
  • Rural development
  • General

Note: ICT is not permitted while competing in this competition. If a competitor is found to have such equipment on their person while the competition is in progress, then the team will be disqualified.


The team with the highest score is the winner. In the event of a tie, extra rounds of five questions will be asked of the tied teams to determine the winner.

Closing Date

The closing date for entries to National Office is Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.