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David O’Donoughe - Tillage farmer

David is a tillage farmer from County Meath. The farm is a family farm, he has been farming from a young age, knew no better. 

NewbieMain motivations:

  • Enjoy the work
  • Wanting to grow the family business further
  • Wanting to get other family members involved farming with him

Success factors:

  • Father – learned a lot from him
  • Teagasc – advice and scheme help
  • Watching and learning from others

 Key hurdles:

  • Access to land


  • Teach people book work in agriculture college
  • There should be a model on how to deal with banks and financial planning

Find out more about the New Entrant Network - NEWBIE here

NEWBIE - David O'Donoghue