Farming for Nature Welcomes Roscommon Farmer to the network

7th November 2022

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project is delighted to welcome Roscommon farmer Andrew Chilton to their growing Ambassador network. Andrew Chilton manages two farms in Co Roscommon alongside his family. The first farm is 6 ha of marginal land and is certified organic. An advocate for diversity on farms, there is a mix of animals kept on this farm including a small herd of Dexters and at different times there are pigs, goats, sheep and

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Ask the Farmer Q&A is back!! First up is Eoghan Daltun

3rd November 2022

“Farming and restoring an Irish Atlantic Rainforest” These Q&A sessions are a great opportunity to learn from our amazing Ambassadors who work with nature every day on their farms, and also to share your own ideas and experience of ‘Farming for Nature’. Register here First up is Eoghan Daltun. Eoghan Daltun runs a high nature value (HNV) farm and rewilding project on the Beara peninsula of Co. Cork. “The farm is all about productivity of

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Limerick Farmer Awarded 2022 Farming for Nature Public Vote Winner

3rd November 2022

The 2022 National Farming for Nature (FFN) Ambassador Awards was held in Corofin Co. Clare on Saturday night. Now in its fifth year, FFN welcomed 15 new ambassadors on board and highlighted five outstanding examples of how farmers are supporting nature on their land. This year’s Ambassadors operate beef, forestry, horticulture, sheep, dairy and tillage systems and work with a range of valuable habitats including species-rich grasslands and heaths, wetlands, woodlands, uplands and hedgerows. These

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Join us for the Annual Farming For Nature Gathering

19th September 2022

The annual Farming For Nature Gathering day will be held on Saturday 29th October 2022 in Corofin, the Burren, Co.Clare as part of the Burren Winterage Weekend 2022 (The October Bank Holiday). This will be a day of farm walks and panel discussions held between 10am-5pm, followed by entertainment (with very special guests) and the annual Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards in the evening. This event allows us to come together to celebrate farmers across Ireland

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Farming for Nature launch their annual Public Vote Campaign

8th September 2022

The Farming for Nature Public Vote Award is now open to the public with five farm finalists from across the country. The initiative aims to highlight the valuable work farmers do in promoting and nurturing nature on their land and this year the awards received a huge increase in nominations. Five of this year’s Farming for Nature (FFN) Ambassadors are being featured in the FFN Public Vote Awards during September-October whereby the public are encouraged

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Farming for Nature Ambassador Network Welcomes 15 New Farmers this Year

6th September 2022

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project is delighted to welcome 15 inspiring new farmers to their growing Ambassador network. Now in its fifth year, FFN was set up with an aim to source, share and celebrate the stories of farmers across Ireland who manage their land in a way that sustains nature, while providing a livelihood for their family. Nominations are sought annually from a broad panel of environmental experts and through a rigorous system

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The Horse’s Mouth: A new farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing project

28th July 2022

The Horse’s Mouth A new farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing project Farming For Nature (FFN) are delighted to announce a pilot farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing and mentorship service.  This pilot is aimed at supporting farmers and landowners who may be looking for on-the-ground practical advice from fellow farmers on how they might improve their land’s natural capital. “This new pilot service is in response to the many queries we have received over the years from farmers and landowners

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Mona Muller

6th July 2022

‘Self sustainability on a mixed stock farm’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Mona Muller on Tuesday 19th July at 8pm. Just register here  Mona and Harry Muller, along with their four children, farm 38.5 hectares of wet grassland in the Slieve Aughty Mountains in Co. Clare. The family farm is situated in a Hen Harrier Special Protected Area and they are members of the Hen Harrier programme since 2018. “The areas of wetland

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Ask the Farmer Q&A with Graham Harris

21st June 2022

‘Soil regeneration on a sheep and tillage farm’. Join us for our next #Askthefarmer Q&A with Graham Harris on Tuesday 5th July at 8pm. Just register here  Graham Harris took over the family farm in 2003 and continued to farm the land conventionally until about 5 years ago. Since then, he has been gradually moving away from intensive systems towards holistic, regenerative practices. Guided by biodynamic principles, Graham has been focusing on “removing as many harmful

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Upland grazing in the Slieve Aughties. Farm Walk with Nia O Malley

16th June 2022

Join us on Sunday 26th June with #FFNAmbassador Nia O’Malley on her farm in the Sliabh Aughty mountains in Co Galway. Nia is a HNV farmer who is passionate about managing the uplands with careful & considered cattle grazing. Book tickets for this walk here…

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