As the debate around climate change and agriculture gets hotter, this year’s Farming for Nature awards have perhaps never been as important, showcasing a landscape where viable farming and nature work in harmony with each other. Contestants range from sheep and dairy farmers to a horticulture operator generating €60,000 a year from 16 acres. There will be food for thought for both farmers and non-farmers from this year’s lineup of contestants so be sure to go on to the Farming for Nature website to get voting.

The project co-ordinator Brigid Barry said they were delighted with the broad spectrum of farmers involved in the competition.