A Co Longford woman is at the helm of a new campaign that aims to create more awareness around the area of agriculture and the farming community. Anne Brady who hails from north Longford and attended Moyne Community School is one of two co-founders of the campaign - ‘Farmers Feed Families’ which was launched on May 8 last.
“We want to highlight the importance of farmers in Longford and in the rest of Ireland,” she explained. “There is a significant disconnection between the work that Irish farmers do, and the food that people buy in supermarkets, so Farmers Feed Families aims to bridge that connection.” The first stage of the new campaign is set to run from May right through to September of this year. “Farmers are the backbone of the agricultural industry in Ireland and Irish food is promoted and eaten every day all over the world,” Ms Brady continued. “This is down to the hard work and dedication of our farmers. This is the beginning of the Farmers Feed Families nationwide branding campaign which is focused on spreading the Farmers Feed Families message among farm families and the wider community.”
The first stage of the campaign will kick off with a ‘Tweeting’ initiative at the end of this month which is entitled ‘Tweeting Farmers’. “This will involve farmers in different sectors tweeting about their daily routines – shining a light perhaps, for those who don’t know about life running an Irish farm,” Ms Brady added. “Farmers Feed Families are currently looking for farmers interested in taking part in this initiative. The Farmers Feed Families message will also be spread online through social media and videos, and at festivals throughout the summer.”
For information log onto website www.farmersfeedfamilies.ie or follow Facebook.com/farmersfeedfamilies and www.twitter.com/loveirishfarms.