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Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2020 Nominations now open

13th January 2020

Farming for Nature (FFN) is a national initiative which highlights the positive role that some farmers play in looking after nature on their land and which shares – through short films, podcasts and farm walks – the invaluable, practical insights gained by these farmers in tackling our biodiversity crisis. Now in its third year, FFN has grown to an active network of over 20 wonderful, eloquent Ambassadors who are inspiring many other farmers across Ireland

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Suzanna Crampton – Honorary Ambassador for January 2020

10th January 2020

We would like to introduce our honorary Ambassador for January, Suzanna Crampton from Bennettsbridge in Co.Kilkenny. We are delighted to include Suzanna 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. Suzanna’s farm is near Bennetts Bridge, in Co. Kilkenny. The farm’s species-rich meadows and pastures, woodlands, parkland, and numerous stand-alone mature

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Ailbhe Gerrard – Honorary Ambassador for December 2019

18th December 2019

We would like to introduce our honorary Ambassador for December, Ailbhe Gerrard of Brookfield Farm in Co.Tipperary. We are delighted to include Ailbhe 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. Ailbhe runs a 30 hectare farm on the banks of Lough Derg. She bought the land in 2010 and took on

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Oliver Nagle – Honorary Ambassador For November 2019

18th December 2019

We would like to introduce our honorary Ambassador for November, Oliver Nagle from the Burren in Co.Clare. In order to continue the momentum of building up a network of Farming For Nature Ambassadors across Ireland, we are delighted to announce a number of honorary ambassadors in the coming months, beginning with Oliver this month. These individuals have been chosen in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment and contribution to farming for nature on their land and

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How to do guides launched

6th November 2019

Want to make changes on your land but not sure where to start.  We have put together a series of How To Do Guides by landtype.  These include quick actions you can take and then ones that may need more effort.  To go to the specific landtype you want click on it below.  This piece of work was support by the DAFM and NPWS. Field BoundariesGrasslands Peatlands Tillage Wetlands Woodlands

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10 National ‘Farming For Nature Ambassadors’ Announced

29th October 2019

Farmers from across Ireland came together in the Burren this past weekend to celebrate the 2019 National Farming For Nature ambassador awards, sponsored by Bord Bia. Now in its second year, the initiative identified ten outstanding examples of how farming can have a positive impact on our biodiversity and climate, and over the weekend these case studies were shared through short films, panel discussions and an awards ceremony compered by broadcaster Ella McSweeney. The farmers

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Burren Winterage Weekend

25th September 2019

The Burren Winterage Weekend 2019 Oct 24th – Oct 27th, the Burren Building a health future for people, food and nature Winterage, the ancient and unique practice of winter grazing in the Burren, is the inspiration for the annual 4-day long Burren Winterage Weekend festival, due to take place this year between Oct 24th and 27th, in the beautiful Burren region. This autumn, when they walk with the cattle to their upland winter pastures, farmers

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10 Farming For Nature Ambassadors Announced and Public vote launched

19th September 2019

The national Farming For Nature initiative is delighted to announce its ten Farming for Nature Ambassadors for 2019 and is encouraging members of the public to view 10 specially-commissioned short films about these farmers and their work, and then to vote for their favourite one.  These can be viewed on https://www.farmingfornature.ie/awards/voting/ Now in its second year, Farming For Nature (FFN, www.farmingfornature.ie) aims to source, share and celebrate the stories of farmers across Ireland who manage their

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Meet our farmer of the month – Edmund Joyce

3rd September 2019

Edmund Joyce is a drystock farmer from Co Carlow and is one of our 2018 Farming For Nature nominees. He runs a herd of suckler cows and a flock of ewes on his 125-acre holding. Since taking over the farm in 2007 Edmund has planted over 6,000 native trees. Red squirrels are a regular sight on his farm, and all 15 bird boxes that Edmund erected have been fully occupied, with a pair of great

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Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards update

16th July 2019

We received 48 excellent nominations regarding 39 different farmers in 2019 and the quality of the nominees has been simply outstanding! In fact, it’s been inspiring to speak to each of the nominees over the past few months and we would like to thank them most sincerely for both the work that they do for nature, and for their time in sharing their story with us.  So, what happens next? Well, we are convinced that every

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