Television Helps Educate Farmers


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An extract from the series 'Telefís Feirme' (Farm Television) an agricultural series providing information and instruction for Irish farmers.

  • Title
    Animal Housing
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  • Contributor
    Justin Keating (Presenter)
    Seamus Smith (Producer)
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  • Series title
    Telefís Feirme
  • Clip title
    Television Helps Educate Farmers
  • Extended description

    An extract from the television series 'Telefís Feirme' which means 'Farm Television'. This clip opens with the RTÉ presenter Justin Keating telling people who are gathering to watch the programme in groups to arrive early and to get the booklets relating to each programme. Group leaders can also get booklets with information and answers to questions which may arise during each programme.

    Justin Keating also explains how to tune in the television set. He then goes on to discuss the different housing requirements for housing farm animals based on the Irish weather.

    This series attempted to educate farmers on modern farming methods. At a time when not every home had a television set, the Department of Agriculture subsidised the rental of sets so that members of agricultural organisations could come together to watch and discuss the programmes.

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    'Telefís Feirme' which means 'Farm Television' was an agricultural education series. 'Telefís Feirme' began broadcasting on 12 October 1965. The first series offered 48 weekly programmes on farm education.

    Programmes were often watched by groups of farmers. Notes for the programmes were printed in the newspaper the Irish Farmers Journal. The Department of Agriculture paid for the rent of television sets for farming groups around the country.

    An article in the RTV Guide 8 October 1965 set out details of the planned programmes and gave features on presenter Justin Keating and producer Seamus Smith.

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    Animal Housing, Group viewing, Livestock, Agriculture, Farming, Education, Television, Department of Agriculture, 1960s, Justin Keating
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    RTÉ One
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    Black and White
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  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)