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Case Study: Multi species swards with James Foley

2nd March 2021

There are so many good examples of best practice amongst the nominations that we receive every year for our Farming for Nature Ambassador awards. We want to highlight some of these stories in each newsletter. Here we have James Foley, a dairy farmer from Co. Waterford. James is passionate about enhancing all aspects of nature on his land starting with changing his relationship with Nitrogen. Here is his story, in his own words: Nitrogen recently

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1st March 2021

Welcome to the March & April edition of the Farming for Nature Newsletter. This bimonthly publication contains news and upcoming events, offers helpful nature-friendly tips for your farm, and shares useful resources, including words of wisdom from our farmers! View it here

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The 2021 Ambassador Nominees now available to view

17th February 2021

National Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2021 – showcasing excellence in sustainability Farming for Nature (FFN) is a national initiative which highlights the positive role that farmers can, and do, play in looking after nature on their land. FFN aims to share the practical insights of these exceptional farmers through a range of short films, podcasts, webinars and farm walks, giving them a louder voice in the debate as to how we can take action

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Meet Our Most Recent Ambassadors – Mimi & Owen Crawford

3rd February 2021

Meet Our Most Recent Ambassadors – Mimi & Owen Crawford We would like to introduce our most recent Farming For Nature Ambassadors, mixed stock farmers from Co.Tipperary, Mimi and Owen Crawford.  They are our February Ambassadors and we are delighted to include them in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community.

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Thomas Fouhy

14th January 2021

Meet our most recent Ambassador – Thomas Fouhy   We would like to introduce our most recent Farming For Nature Ambassador, tillage farmer, Thomas Fouhy from County Cork.  Thomas is our January Ambassador and we are delighted to include him in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community. Thomas is an

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4th January 2021

Welcome to the January-February edition of the Farming for Nature Newsletter. This bimonthly publication contains news and upcoming events, offers helpful nature-friendly tips for your farm, and shares useful resources, including words of wisdom from our farmers! View it here

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2021 Ambassador Awards now open!

1st January 2021

Now in its 4th year, the annual Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards have grown to an active network of over 40 wonderful, eloquent Ambassadors who are inspiring many other farmers across Ireland to be more aware of nature on their land. FFN wants to further expand this network in 2021 and are seeking nominations of farmers who are going that extra mile for nature. The FFN Ambassador awards are sponsored by Bord Bia’s Origin Green

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Kieran Doona

10th December 2020

We would like to introduce our most recent Ambassador, Kieran Doona from Co.Kerry. We are delighted to include Kieran in our network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and in their community. Kieran Doona, comes from a family that have been farming along one of the main access routes to Carrauntoohil for 5 generations. Kieran is

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This Christmas Support Farmers That Support Nature

26th November 2020

Our Farming For Nature Ambassadors have so many wonderful goodies on offer to help you slide into the festive season knowing your produce is going to taste divine and come from farms that are helping nature and the environment… From turkeys to beef, eggs to lamb, honey to veg boxes…and much more.   Many of which can be delivered to your door. Look no further for your Christmas stocking or table? #supportfarmersthatsupportnature this year! More details

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Ask The Farmer Q&A is back

23rd November 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of our popular ‘Ask the Farmer’ sessions this winter 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’ Monday evening sessions will include a short interview with the featured farmer together with some images from the farm, and then an open Q&A session where

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