Tradition of only handing down the family farm to the son must change – Minister McConalogue

The age-old Irish tradition of handing down the family farm to sons rather than daughters must change, according to Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue.

peaking yesterday at the official launch of the Women in Farming Conference, he said this “culture” has been a “barrier to women taking over family farms for many, many generations, of handing down the family name.”

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