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.
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.
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
Latest NRN News
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...
LEADER Case Study on the ‘Restoration of Drumboe Steam Engine and Upgrading Works to Railway Museum’ in Co. Donegal
A new LEADER case study on the ‘Restoration of Drumboe Steam Engine and Upgrading Works to Railway Museum’ has recently been added to the NRN website. The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, located in Donegal Town, commemorates the operations of the various railways...
Teagasc will be hosting six Transferring the Family Farm clinics across the country in September and October 2022. These clinics are designed to help farm families through the succession planning process and all aspects that need to be considered when transferring the...
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.
Latest NRN Blog Posts
Episode 7 the NRN’s EIP-AGRI Participating Farmer Vlog Series – Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project
The National Rural Network have recently released the 7th episode of our Video Blog (Vlog) series featuring farmers who are participating EIP-AGRI projects throughout Ireland. The latest Vlog features Anthony Mooney, a farmer who is involved in the Protecting Farmland...
‘A late summer trip in August 2021 to the Munster Vales was a welcome escape from the suburbs of Dublin after too many months of COVID-19 lockdown. It also gave me an opportunity to see first-hand how the Local Authorities of four adjacent counties have come...
In this National Rural Network Farm Viability and Competitiveness guest blog, Dr Aisling Murtagh, RURALIZATION Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway and Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at...
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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.