Minister O’Neill attends Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend
The Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend initiative provides the public with an opportunity to gain a unique insight into farm life and food production, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has said.
Minister O’Neill was speaking as she visited McClelland’s Clare Glen Farm in Tandragee, Co. Armagh, which is one of 21 farms across Northern Ireland participating in the Bank of Ireland Open farm Weekend.
She said: “Through the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend initiative, people from both rural and urban communities have the opportunity to experience farm life and see at first hand the processes involved in producing our high quality food and learn more about our local farm to fork supply chain.
“It is great to see such a large turnout of people participating in this fun-filled weekend. I commend the Ulster Farmers’ Union and their partners for this initiative and I especially thank the participating farmers and their families for their enthusiasm, hard work and willingness to ensure that the event is successful in showcasing our local products and the work of our agri-food sector.”