‘Farmers Feed Families’ is a campaign launched last month to highlight the importance of farmers in Tipperary and the rest of Ireland. There is a significant disconnection between the work that Irish farmers do and the food that people buy in supermarkets and Farmers Feed Families aims to bridge that connection.
The first stage of the campaign is set to run from May through to September. Farmers are the backbone of the agricultural industry in Ireland and Irish food is promoted and eaten every day all over the world - this is down to the hard work and dedication of our farmers. This is the beginning of the Farmers Feed Families nationwide branding campaign focused on spreading the Farmers Feed Families message among farm families and the wider community. The first initiative which began in May is called ‘Tweeting Farmers’. This involved farmers in different sectors tweeting about their daily routines – shining a light, for those who don’t know, on the running of an Irish farm. 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 on Farmers Feed Families visit their website www.farmersfeedfamilies.ie or follow them on Facebook.com/farmersfeedfamilies and www.twitter.com/loveirishfarms.