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 in their community.
Oliver and his family farm 121 acres of winterage, meadow and pasture on the Burren at Slieve Carran, Co. Clare. He has been involved in the Burren Programme since it began and manages his land in a way that exemplifies farming for nature. Oliver has done a variety of conservation actions on the farm, including restoring old field systems and protecting natural springs. He is passionate about nature and shares his knowledge freely with the next generation through farm walks with Botany students from NUIG. In doing this, he is spreading a real understanding of what it means to farm for nature among the next generation. Oliver won the national ‘Farming Together with Biodiversity’ award in recognition for his efforts in conservation farming in February 2019. Oliver was made an Honorary FFN Ambassador in November 2019. More information and a short film on Oliver’s farm here.