Margaret joined Mediahuis Ireland in 2000 as a journalist on the Farming Independent. She moved in 2004 to become Editorial Manager at a publishing company, later working as Editor of an agri media digital start-up. She returned in 2016 as the Agri Digital Editor, set-ting up its online farming portal, and took over as Farming Editor in 2019. She has an BSc in Communications, an MSc in Marketing and a Green Cert in Agriculture. Originally from a beef and tillage farm in Co Offaly, she now lives in Dublin.
I was delighted to hear a call for Home Economics to be made compulsory in schools. Unfortunately, it’s for all the wrong reasons. Ross Keogh of Keogh’s potato farm and crisp fame told the World Potato Congress, held in Dublin last week, that the majority of young people don’t have the basic skills to cook a meal from scratch and I’m not in the least bit surprised.
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