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Meet the Farmers

Do you want to know all about farming and the benefits of the reformed CAP?

Throughout 2014 and in early 2015, Agri Aware visited the farms of a dairy, beef, sheep and tillage farmer to speak to them about their working lives, their families, their farms and the reformed CAP.

Follow The Farmer | Agri Aware | Dairy Farmer | Andrew GowDairy farmer Andrew Gow

Andrew Gow is a dairy farmer from Limerick. Andrew's Glenstal Farm in Murroe has been in his family since the 1920s. He runs it with his wife Sharon, and their three young children, Leah, Caragh and Kyle.

Watch Dairy farmer Andrew Gow's videos here

Read Dairy farmer Andrew Gow's blog posts


Follow The Farmer | Agri Aware | Tillage Farmer | David RodgersTillage farmer David Rodgers

David Rodgers is a tillage farmer from Ballyboughal, County Dublin. He grows wheat, barley, potatoes and onions.

Watch Tillage farmer David Rodgers' videos here

Read Tillage farmer David Rodgers blog posts here


Follow The Farmer | Agri Aware | Beef Farmer | Angus WoodsBeef farmer Angus Woods

Angus Woods is a beef farmer from Wicklow. He has been farming for over 20 years in Ballinabarney, and has a wife and young daughter. Angus also has some sheep on his land and grows some crops.

Watch Beef farmer Angus Woods' videos here

Read Beef farmer Angus Woods blog posts here


Follow The Farmer | Agri Aware | Sheep Farmer | James LallySheep farmer James Lally

James Lally is a sheep farmer from Westport, County Mayo. He’s been farming for 30 years, and there are three generations of his family currently living on the farm. He farms 200 blackface ewes and 60 hoggets.

Watch Sheep farmer James Lally's videos here

Read Sheep farmer James Lally's blog posts here


The Waterford Blaa, a farmers market at the Waterford Harvest Festival and tourists visiting Ireland

Agri Aware visited M&D Bakery to find out about the Waterford Blaa and how it benefits from having PGI status under the reformed Common Agricultural Policy.

We also visited a farmers market at the Waterford Harvest Festival and spoke with tourists about the reasons they visit Ireland and the importance of maintaining Ireland's green and clean countryside.

Watch the video below to find out more:


The Burren, Co. Clare

Agri Aware visited the Burren in County Clare to find out about the positive impact of the reformed CAP on biodiversity, tourism and maintenance of the landscape.

Watch the video below to find out more:


EU agricultural policy | Irish Agricultural Policy | Agri Aware | CAP | Common Agricultural PolicyCo-financed by the European Union, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development