Three farmers have put their names forward in an election for the next Kerry IFA Chair.
Current chair, Pat O’Driscoll, a suckler beef farmer from Valentia Island, is seeking re-election.
Dairy farmer from Castlemaine, Michael O’Dowd who also produces apples and poultry and Ken O’Connell, a dairy beef farmer in Lixnaw, will also contest the election.
Nominations closed at 3 o’clock this afternoon.
The election will take place next Thursday night at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.