Kilkenny man wins biodiversity award at Young Farmer of the Year competition
A Kilkenny farmer has been named Young Biodiversity Farmer of the Year.
Alan Doyle, a drystock farmer from Gowran, was awarded the title at the FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards.
Alan won his awards after demonstrating a passion for farming, which protects the environment and enhances biodiversity. Alan has 170 ewes and 23 suckler cows on his farm.
He is heavily involved in the Blackstairs Farming Group (BFG) working with the Blackstairs Future Farming (BFF) pilot project, which promotes innovations in farming while sustaining natural habitats, and is also involved in the green low-carbon agri-environmental scheme.
Alan received his award at a recvent gala event at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin.