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Webinar: Seasonal Actions for Pollinators on Farmland

The National Rural Network are hosting a webinar with a focus on the seasonal actions that will benefit pollinators on farmland during Winter and Spring. The focus of the webinar is to highlight actions that can be taken on farmland to help pollinators and biodiversity​, to help address the biodiversity crisis.

NRN Biodiversity Farmer of the Year Award

Could you be the 2022 winner of the NRN Biodiversity Farmer of the Year Award?

Ireland has a vast array of native fauna and flora which relies on sustainable farming methods to protect, enhance and halt the decline of biodiversity in Ireland. The National Rural Network Biodiversity Farmer of the Year Award celebrates farmers who are farming in sustainable manner by protecting the agri-environment and enhancing biodiversity on their farms. The award is presented by the National Rural Network at the FBD Young Farmer of the Year competition.

This year’s winner will be announced at the FBD Your Farmer of the Year Awards in November.

Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week Drawing Competition - Winners Announced

The National Rural Network recently held a children’s drawing competition: Farm Safety: Through their eyes

To aid ideas the competition a short animation highlighting farm dangers was made available.

LEADER Programme

30th Anniversary of the LEADER Programme

Taking a look back at the LEADER programme, including the various ways the NRN has engaged with it.

The Sign Post Webinar Series

In association with our industry partners, we are pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture through informative webinars.

These one-hour webinars will focus on key topics to provide and equip agri-professionals with a better understanding of current research to meet the needs of clients.

Join us on Friday, September 30th from 09:30-10:30am

Guest Speaker(s): Ruth Buggie, SEAI & Dinny Galvin, West Kerry SEC

Topic: Starting an Agricultural – Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) / Questions & Answers

Webinar Series

The National Rural Network are hosting a webinar with a focus on the seasonal actions that will benefit pollinators on farmland during Winter and Spring. The focus of the webinar is to highlight actions that can be taken on farmland to help pollinators and...

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EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019 Booklet

The National Rural Network team at NUI Galway have designed and produced a booklet entitled ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019’ to highlight and promote the 23 Irish EIP-AGRI Operational Groups selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

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The National Rural Network (NRN)

The National Rural Network (NRN) is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.

The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.​ 

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