Entrepreneur of the Year to head young farmer awards judging panel

Macra na Feirme announced yesterday that Dr Edmond Harty, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, will head the judging panel for the FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards.

Dr Harty is chief executive and technical director of Dairymaster, the Causeway, company that specialises in the development and manufacture of dairy farm equipment.

Dr Harty will preside at the final adjudication of the competition, in Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick, on Sept 3.

He will be joined on the judging panel by Eoin Lowry, Irish Farmers’ Journal; Joe Burke, Bord Bia; Philip O’Connor, IFAC Accountants; and former Macra presidents Joe Healy and Thomas Honner.

The overall winner will receive a bursary to undertake international travel and study farm practices.

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