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A piece about Dr Shane Conway’s new research project supported by NUI Galway’s Innovation Office’s Illuminate Programme exploring the potential of creating an Age-Friendly Environment in farming through the establishment of ‘Farmer’s Yards’, a social organisation for the older generation of the farming community is featured in the Spring 2022 edition of Teagasc’s TResearch publication (p.28-29). Please see here 

This article is a synopsis of a paper published by Dr Conway has published in the Sustainability Journal’s Special Issue on Sustainable Rural Futures entitled ‘Farmers Don’t Retire’: Re-Evaluating How We Engage with and Understand the ‘Older’ Farmer’s Perspective’. Dr Maura Farrell is a co-author on this paper. You can freely read/download this paper here. A policy brief version of this study, published by the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway, can also be found here 

Image Credit: NUI GalwayTeagasc 

Source: NRN