The annual Farming For Nature Network day will be held on Saturday 29th October 2022 in Corofin, the Burren, Co.Clare as part of the Burren Winterage Weekend 2022 . This will be a day of farm walks and panel discussions held between 10.30am-5pm, followed by entertainment (with very special guests) and the annual Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards from 7-9.30pm. This event allows us to come together to celebrate farmers across Ireland who are striving to work alongside nature, and to share ideas on how these great custodians might best be supported at a time of great challenge and opportunity.
The themes we were hoping to cover this year are TBC
All farmers and other interested parties who want to be part of this discussion and know more about farming for nature are welcome to attend.
When booking, please tick the box on the registration form if going on the walk – we will provide details nearer the time.
Session 1: Farming for Nature in the Burren
WHAT: Farm Walk led by local farmers
WHEN: 10am-12pm WHERE: Out on the Burren, location provided when booking
WHAT: Lunch space available WHEN: 12.30 – 1.30pm WHERE: Corofin Community Centre
Hot water, teabags etc with scones available - Bring your own take away cup & lunch if you want
Please register between 12.30-1.30pm as registration for the FFN workshops.
Sessions 2 & 3
WHAT: Panels WHEN: 1.30– 5pm WHERE: Corofin Community Centre
Organized with support from DAFM and the National Parks & Wildlife Service
Session 2: The National Herd – meat, milk or methane - or more
1.30pm-3pm 4 speakers to be interviewed (5 mins each – followed by Q&A with the audience)
Hot water, teabags etc with scones available - Bring your own take away cup if you want[BB5]
Session 3: Food & energy security at a time of crisis – reimagining the role of the Irish farmer.
3.30-5pm 4 speakers to be interviewed (5 mins each – followed by Q&A with the audience)
Dinner Break & Film shows
Welcome to purchase food in Corofin. However, hot water, teabags etc with scones will be available - Bring your own take away dinner if you want to stay at the hall.
Watch this year’s 5 shortlisted public vote Ambassador films will be on show in rotation in a room at the Hall. We welcome farmers and others to watch and contribute to any Q&As.
All 2022 Ambassadors invited to come and have their photo taken during this time.
In Conversation with James Rebanks and Jane Clarke
WHAT: Book readings and in conversation with writers and poet.
WHEN: 6.30-7.45pm WHERE: Corofin Community Centre
Free for FFN Workshop attendees, pre-registration necessary for non-workshop attendees.
The National Farming for Nature Awards 2022
WHEN: 8pm-9pm WHERE: Corofin Community Centre
Presentation of Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards and Announcement of Public Vote winner . Facilitated by Ella McSweeney
Gathering at a local hostelry optional.
Organized with support from the Bord Bia Origin Green Programm
More details of exact events to follow.
Admission for Farming for Nature Networking Day:
Farming For Nature Ambassador: €10 General public: €20
This includes refreshments but does not include meals or accommodation. Please arrange separately.