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1st July 2021

Read our July- August edition of the Farming For Nature newsletter with lots of news, events and resources. If you’d like to sign up to receive the bimonthly newsletter  scroll to the bottom of the homepage and complete the sign up form. https://sh1.sendinblue.com/ae4kexhc1ht7e.html?t=1625146791

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Meet our June Ambassadors – Irish Seed Savers

1st June 2021

We would like to introduce our June Farming For Nature Ambassadors, the Irish Seed Savers Association.  The Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA) have made a major contribution to the protection and enhancement of nature on farms, gardens and across Ireland for over 30 years. ISSA conserve Ireland’s threatened genetic resources and maintain a public seed bank of over 600 varieties of seed. They preserve heirloom and heritage food crop varieties that are suitable for Ireland

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6th May 2021

Welcome to the May – June edition of the Farming for Nature Newsletter. It’s such a wonderful time to be out and about in rural Ireland, there seems to be so much joy in the landscape. Read the full newsletter here.

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Meet our May Ambassador – Cyril Ó Flaithearta

5th May 2021

We would like to introduce our most recent Farming For Nature Ambassador, beef farmer from Inis Mór, Cyril Ó Flaithearta.  Cyril is our May 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. Cyril runs the family farm, based on Inis Mór island in

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Meet our April Ambassador – Patsy Carrucan

6th April 2021

We would like to introduce our most recent Farming For Nature Ambassador, beef farmer from Co.Clare, Patsy Carrucan.  Patsy is our April 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. Patsy farms 200 acres of rough winterage grassland and lowland grassland in Fanore,

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Meet our most recent Ambassador – Pat Lalor

5th March 2021

Meet Our Most Recent Ambassador – Pat Lalor We would like to introduce our most recent Farming For Nature Ambassador, cereal and beef farmer from Co.Westmeath, Pat Lalor.  Pat is our March 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. Pat Lalor has

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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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