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Farm Safe – Farm Nature / Kids Colouring Competition

The National Rural Network have teamed up with AgriKids to help raise awareness among children of how farmers protect the environment and keep wildlife safe.

Farm Safe – Farm Nature is a children’s colouring competition targeted towards 5 to 12 year olds. Competition closes May 22nd.

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 Friday, May 29th from 09:30-10:30

Guest Speaker: James Humphreys, Teagasc

Topic: Low Carbon Dairy Farming

Focusing on sustainably lowering greenhouse gas emissions from pasture-based dairy production whilst maintaining high productivity and profitability levels.


COVID-19 Response from the National Rural Network

An important update from the National Rural Network on the escalating COVID-19 situation across Ireland. 

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

Maximising Organic Production Systems (MOPS)

Meeting the Growing Demand for Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Ireland In this guest blog, Gillian Westbrook, Maximising Organic Production Systems (MOPS) EIP-AGRI Project Manager and CEO of the Irish Organic Association (IOA) whom are the lead partner of the project,...

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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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