The National Rural Network in association with AgriKids recently held a colouring competition called ‘Farm Safe – Nature Farm’. The aim of the initiative was to help raise awareness of how farmers protect the environment and keep wildlife safe.
Farmers carry out many actions on their farms protect the environment and keep wildlife safe including:
- Farm safety actions help make our farms a safe place to work.
- Nature friendly actions like planting trees, fencing off water courses, and putting up bee and bird boxes around the farm help to provide safe homes and feeding areas for wildlife.
- Other actions such as choosing to breed good quality animals on farms help to safeguard our environment against the impacts of climate change.
Our congratulations to:
Shannon McCrossan (aged 5) from Donegal
Cillian O’Leary (aged 9) from Kerry; and
Sheena Crampton (aged 12) from Offaly.
Thank you to all participants for taking the time to learn about nature on farms and for entering our competition.