aged no more than 40 years of age at any time during the calendar year in which you first submit an application under the Basic Payment Scheme
finished a recognised course of education in agriculture achieving an award at FETAC level 6 or its equivalent (such as the Green Cert)
setting up an agricultural holding for the first time or have set up such a holding during the five years preceding the first submission of Basic Payment Scheme
If you are farming as part of a group, for example a partnership or a company, the group may be eligible for the scheme if you solely or jointly control decisions on the management, benefits and financial risks of the group. You must comply with the conditions of the scheme
Rates of payment
The Young Farmers Scheme payment is calculated as 25% of the national average payment per hectare multiplied by your number of eligible hectares up to a maximum of 50.
Applications for continued participation in the Young Farmers Scheme are completed as part of the Basic Payment Scheme application. To apply online, login or register at www.agfood.ie
. You must apply by midnight on Wednesday 15 May 2020.
If your login or password are expired and need to be renewed please contact the Department’s helpdesk.