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Fitzgerald Family Farm Virtual Farm Walk - Work-life balance & Water quality

On Thursday October 1st the Fitzgerald family from Portlaw in County Waterford opened the gates of their farm for a virtual farm walk. The theme for the day was reducing the carbon footprint of milk production systems. Here we focus on work -life balance and water quality on the farm

Worklife Balance - Creating a great workplace

The Fitzgerald's understand the importance of a good work life balance on the farm. Shane loves travelling and his father John has a passion for vintage tractors. The Fitzgerald's take a number of steps to ensure they can continue to enjoy their off farm activities.

Water Quality

The Fitzgerald Family Farm has very free draining soils, so they are always conscious of nitrogen leaching into waterways on the drier fields and phosphorous leeching though sediment loss on the heavier fields. Watch and see what they are doing to manage their fertilizer accordingly.

 View all the proceedings from the day here