Ask the Farmer Sessions

Ask The Farmer Sessions


The ‘Ask the Farmer’ series runs this Winter and Spring where a number of our amazing Ambassadors will be on-line to tell us a little more about their farm and farming system and to answer your questions about farming for nature.

These ‘live’ evening sessions will be every other Tuesday and include a short interview with the featured farmer and then an open Q&A session where you can ‘ask the farmer’ about whatever you would like to know, with a focus on practical management advice. It is a great opportunity to learn from our Ambassadors who work with nature every day on their farms, and also to share your own ideas and experience of ‘Farming for Nature’.


This will be all done online through Zoom which you can access on your smart phone or computer.  These sessions will take place fortnightly on Tuesdays between November and March (excluding the Christmas period) at 8pm and will last up to one hour. All you have to do is register for free on the relevant link below.

Upcoming Q&As:

  • 30th November 2021 8pm Grazing high nature value uplands sustainably with Galway farmer Nia O’Malley.
    Register here
    More information on Nia’s Farm here.
  • 14th December 2021 8pm Building short supply chains – direct selling veg in east Galway with Galway farmer Fergal Anderson.
    Register here
    More information on Fergal’s Farm here.
  • 11th January 2022 8pm Adapting an intensive dairy farm to work alongside nature with Limerick farmer Gearoid Maher.
    Register here
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    More information on Gearoid’s Farm here.
  • 25th January 2022 8pm Moving from intensive tillage to profitable biological farming with Meath farmer Louis McAuley.
    Register here
    More information on Louis’s Farm here.

Previous Q&A sessions

16th November 2021 8pm Improving soil biology on a tillage farm with Kildare farmer Norman Dunne.
More information on Norman’s Farm here.

1st March 2021 Dairy, poultry and pigs – running a mixed stock farm with Tipperary farmer Mimi Crawford.  
More information on Mimi’s Farm here.

22nd February 2021 Crop diversity and min till with Cork farmer Thomas Fouhy.  
More information on Thomas’s Farm here.

15th February 2021 Running a suckler herd alongside nature with Kildare farmer Stephen Morrison.  
More information on Stephen’s Farm here.

8th February 2021 Organic & biodynamic beef, lamb & veg with Kildare farmer Trevor Harris. 
More information on Trevor’s Farm here.

1st February 2021 Tillage & soil fertility with Kildare farmer Andrew Bergin.  
More information on Andrew’s Farm here.

25th January 2021 Horticulture, beef and soil fertility with Cork farmer Patrick Frankel.  
More information on Patrick’s Farm here.

18th January 2021 Beef, sheep & agroforestry with Cavan farmer Jane Shackleton.  
More information on Jane’s Farm here.

1th January 2021 Mixed regenerative farming – horticulture, poultry & grazing with Clare farmer Fergal Smith.  
More information on Fergal’s Farm here.

14th December 2020 Sheep, bees and woodlands with Tipperary farmer Ailbhe Gerrard.  
More information on Ailbhe’s Farm here.

7th December 2020 Organic dairy farming & building resilience with Laois farmer John McHugh.
More information on John’s Farm here.

30th November 2020 Micro dairying & conservation farming with Mayo farmer Sinead Moran.  
More information on Sinead’s Farm here.

23rd November 2020 Market gardening & nature with Clare farmer Jim Cronin. 
More information on Jim’s Farm here.

3rd August, 2020 Hillfarming & species richness with Sligo farmer Bridget Murphy.
More information on Bridget’s farm can be found here.


27th July, 2020 Farming for habitats & species with Cork farmer Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin.
More information on Feargal’s farm and a podcast can be found here.


20th July, 2020 Farming with sheep & agritourism with Kilkenny farmer Suzanna Crampton.
More information and a short film on Suzanna’s farm here.



13th July, 2020 Farming tillage, beef & nature with Mervyn Auchmuty.
More information and a short film on Mervyn’s farm here.


6th July 2020 Dairy, Horticulture and Food with Education with Darina Allen.
More information and a short podcast on Darina’s farm here.

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