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Waterford Dairy Farm To Play Host To Agri Aware’s Open Farm

By Donna Ahern
Waterford Dairy Farm To Play Host To Agri Aware’s Open Farm

Agri Aware has announced the launch of its Open Farm 2023, which will take place in in Portlaw on Sunday, 20 August from 11am until 4pm.

The independent farming and agri-food educational body noted that this is the first Open Farm event since 2019.

This year’s Open Farm is taking place on the dairy farm of Shane Fitzgerald and family in Co. Waterford.

Commenting on Open Farm 2023, Shay Galvin, chairman, Agri Aware, said, “Open Farm aims to bridge the gap between consumer and producer; it is an opportunity to see what happens at the coalface of the sector.

“Farming is the heartbeat of our land and our people and as a sector we need to continue to communicate the vital links between agriculture, food, the environment and our economy to the consumer."

Open Farm provides a unique opportunity for Agri Aware to:

· Engage with consumers of all ages from across Ireland.

· Bridge the gap between rural and urban Ireland.

· Promote greater awareness among the non-farming community of modern agriculture, the rural environment, animal welfare, food quality and safety.

· Inform the non-farming community about the crucial role that the farming and agri-food industry play in the Irish economy.

Family Event 

Agri Aware noted that Open Farm 2023 will allow the public to visit and see what a working family dairy farm in Ireland looks like and how it goes about producing top quality food while doing its bit for the environment.

From seeing cows being milked, walking scenic nature trails, taking in an eye watering machinery display, cooking demonstrations, panel talks and a kids zone for the little ones.

Entry to Open Farm is a free of charge.

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