Meet the 4th Biodiversity Young Farmer of the Year!
The National Rural Network are proud to announce the 2021 National Rural Network Biodiversity Farmer of the Year.
The award recognises a young farmer who is farming in a sustainable manner to protect the environment and actively tries to enhance the biodiversity potential of their farms.
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 Friday, April 1st from 09:30-10:30am
Guest Speaker(s): David Meredith, Research Officer and Francis Bligh, Health and Safety, Teagasc.
Topic: Understanding and Supporting Social and Sustainability of Farmers & Preventing Injury and Ill Health in Agriculture / Questions & Answers
Latest NRN News
The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett recently welcomed the inaugural meeting of a new Organic Strategy Forum. The Forum, which held its first meeting on Wednesday 13 April, comprises a range of experts from...
The McGillycuddy Reeks Project EIP-AGRI Operational Group have recently published the Spring 2022 edition of their Newsletter. It looks back on what has been accomplished so far by the project and what the team have planned for the coming months. This project aims...
Tomorrow, Friday 22nd April 2022 marks the deadline for new applicants for the 2022 Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). The OFS is an agri-environment measure under the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) Rural Development Programme (RDP). Farmers...
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
‘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...
In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, Dr Brendan Dunford, Manager of the Burren Programme, explains that the role of the farmer is much more than just being a ‘food producer’, but also one that deliveries a number of agri-environmental public goods as...
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.