Three producers up for green farmer awards
Three Wexford producers have been short-listed for this year's Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer awards which will take place this coming Wednesday, December 12, in Co Laois.
The awards scheme recognises farmers for sustainable practices within the beef, dairy and horticulture sectors.
The three Wexford producers short-listed include: vegetable growers, John B Dockrells, from Enniscorthy; Danescastle Soft Fruit Farm, in Wellingtonbridge, and Kilmore Potatoes Ltd.
A Bord Bia spokesperson said the awards recognise the exceptional performance being achieved by members of its categorised sustainable quality assurance schemes.
He said the schemes 'are pivotal to differentiating Irish food products in the global marketplace'.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bord Bia, Tara McCarthy said the finalists' commitment to sustainable production and willingness to have their achievements judged by a panel of experts shows their ambition to be the best and to make the Irish food and drink industry a world leader.