Have you got what it takes to be the Corrib Oil Lady Farmer of the Year?

Corrib Oil will launch their 2016 ‘Lady Farmer of the Year’ competition at the Mayo Ploughing Championships this Sunday (17th of April). 

  “Our competition highlights the importance of women in farming and it shows that there are hundreds of farms that have women managing them along with holding down a job and being a homemaker,” says Tom Connolly of Corrib Oil. 

  Ann Marie Byrnes O’Reilly was crowned the 2015 Corrib Oil Lady Farmer of the Year at the National Ploughing Championships last September. Despite a busy career as a teacher in Ballyhaunis Community School and being a mother to two young children, Anne Marie finds time to manage her 70-acre farm near Loughrea, Co. Galway and also helps her husband run their family farm in Drumsna, Co. Leitrim.

  This year’s final will take place at the National Ploughing Championships in September and will be presented by Darragh McCullough from Ear to The Ground and the editor of The Farming Independent.

  The winner will receive a Galway Crystal engraved plate along with €1,000 and there will also be four runners-up prizes.

            Entry forms for the Corrib Oil Lady Farmer of The Year competition will be available at the Mayo Ploughing Championships, at all Corrib oil Locations and also on their website www.corriboil.com and at local agricultural shows throughout the summer.

            Lady farmers can enter the competition themselves or they can also be nominated by a friend or family member.