Alan Jagoe named as European Council of Young Farmers president

Alan Jagoe, a former Macra president from Carrigaline, Co Cork, has been elected president of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers.

Mr Jagoe finished his term as Macra president in 2013. During his tenure, he represented Ireland’s young farmers at national, European, and international level.

He was instrumental in conducting studies and reports into land mobility and succession and carried out significant work on CAP reform in Ireland.

He had been vice president of CEJA for the last two years.

He said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been elected president of CEJA. I am looking forward to representing European young farmers over the next two years. I would also like to thank Macra na Feirme for giving me this wonderful opportunity and experience.”

Macra president, Seán Finan, wished Mr Jagoe well in his new role.

“Alan was an excellent Macra president and I have no doubt he will bring the same level of commitment and enthusiasm as well as insight to this role. Macra are active members of CEJA and we look forward to working with Alan during his term in office.”

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